The mother and aunty of a woman found dead in Perth bushland have pleaded for information to help solve the crime.
Kym Taylor’s remains were found by a member of the public in Bedfordale on Sunday and police are treating her death as a homicide.
“The people that know what happened to Kym, they need to come forward – the hammer is going to fall anyway,” her tearful mother Courtney Hill-Aaron told reporters on Tuesday.
Police confirmed the identity of the woman on Tuesday.
“She was a really beautiful, intelligent girl,” Ms Hill-Aaron said.
“She had issues, she had her troubles but she was loved by everyone who knew her.”
Ms Hill-Aaron said she was “numb” and hadn’t slept since discovering it was her daughter who had been found.
Police returned to Canning Dam on Tuesday morning to search the area around where Ms Taylor’s body was found, The West Australian reports.
Her body was found near a dirt track off Canning Dam Road.
WA Police homicide squad Detective Sergeant Steve Cleal said investigations into what happened to Ms Taylor are still in the early stages.
“We are in the process of establishing how Kym died and the circumstances which led her to be located in that area,” he said.
“Kym was known to reside in the Hamilton Hill area but she lived an itinerant lifestyle and her movements just prior to her death at this stage are not known.”
The site where Ms Taylor’s body was located is popular with bushwalkers and campers.
Police are asking for people who had seen anything suspicious or had recent dash cam footage of the area to get in touch.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.