Body found after woman and dog seen falling into creek

·News Reporter
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A woman has been found dead in a Victorian creek after reports of a person and their dog being swept away by floodwaters.

Although the formal identification process is still underway, a police spokeswoman told Yahoo News Australia they believe the 57-year-old to be the dog walker seen on CCTV in the early hours of Monday morning.

CCTV footage provided by police shows the woman wearing a hooded jumper and grey pants while walking a small dog along Whittakers Road near Traralgon Creek at around 5.30am. She also appeared to be wearing slippers.

CCTV footage of a person walking a dog at 5.30am on Monday before reportedly falling into Traralgon Creek.
CCTV footage of a person, now believed to be deceased, walking a dog on Monday morning before reportedly falling into Traralgon Creek.
Police uncovered a person's body in Traralgon Creek on Tuesday morning. Inquiries are continuing. Image: Google Maps
Police uncovered a person's body in Traralgon Creek on Tuesday morning. Inquiries are continuing. Source: Google Maps

A witness told police they saw the person — believed to the the deceased woman — and dog then fall into the creek.

After it was reported on Monday that they were swept away, police searched the area to no avail and raised concerns for their welfare.

On Tuesday morning the area where the woman was found was closed off and Victoria Police Search and Rescue Squad arrived to the scene to coordinate the recovery of her body.

Although formal identification of the woman is not complete, police have been liaising with the woman’s family.

A police spokesperson said her death is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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