Police treating weir death as suspicious
Allyson Rose Holloway. Picture: Supplied

Update: Police fear a woman whose body was found at Mundaring Weir may have been dumped there.

Major crime detectives today said Allyson Rose Holloway, a 41-year-old mother from Bicton, was the woman found floating in the water on New Year’s Eve.

Two men in a four-wheel-drive discovered her body floating in the water about 3pm.

Despite showing no obvious signs of injury, police say there is a distinct possibility Ms Holloway was dumped at the weir 40km east of Perth. They said there was almost no way she could have got there by herself.

The spot where she was discovered was 9km away from the nearest main road, and Ms Holloway was found without shoes and with no vehicle within walking distance.

As officers attempted to piece together her final hours, Detective Senior Sergeant John Hindriksen said: “Given the remote location it gives us concern that the body may have been placed there.

“If someone is intent on doing something to themselves, they don’t travel that far. She also had no shoes.

“We think she has had help getting to that location - or she has died elsewhere and has been taken to that location. There are a number of scenarios.”

Police search Mundaring Weir. Picture: Tim Cohen/Seven News

Det Sen Sgt Hindriksen said police had not ruled out the possibility Ms Holloway may have drowned, or that she suffered a drug overdose and was then dumped.

Ms Holloway, who has extended family in NSW, was last seen at 11pm on December 29 outside the Mojo Bar and Cafe in North Fremantle.

Det Sen Sgt Hindriksen said Ms Holloway, who was married with a grown-up daughter, was upset on the night and had been having personal problems. She also had a history of drug issues and depression.

Ms Holloway is described as fair skinned, of slim build with light brown hair.

When she was discovered, she was wearing dark jeans and a white halter top. A brown baseball cap with a Wild Turkey emblem was located nearby.

She was carrying several bags with her when she was last seen, none of which have been recovered.

Police want anyone with any information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


The West Australian

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