Woman dies outside Perth police station

·News Reporter
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A woman has died outside a Perth police station on Thursday with the circumstances around her death still being investigated.

It's believed the woman was released from police custody at Rockingham Police Station on Whitfield Street hours before being found dead in a garden bed outside, the West Australian reported.

Her death has been described as tragic but is not suspicious, WA Police said in a statement.

Rockingham Police Station in Perth.
A woman was found dead outside Rockingham Police Station in Perth on Thursday morning.

At a press conference on Thursday Assistant Commissioner Allan Adams said the woman had been arrested by police the night before for a drink driving matter, according to West Australian.

The woman was reportedly released from police custody at about 12.30am on Thursday.

Police were of the understanding a family member would pick the woman up from outside the station, it's been reported.

Police allegedly spoke with a relative of the woman at around 1am who said he was there to collect the woman and was trying to call her phone, Mr Adams reportedly said.

"At about 6am this morning police returning to the police station have found the woman deceased," Mr Adams said, according to West Australian.

Mr Adams confirmed there were no suspicious circumstances and no other parties involved in the woman’s death.

"As you can appreciate this is a tragic incident for a number of people close to this woman, but also the police officers that responded," Mr Adams said.

"It has certainly impacted a number of the people that responded."

In a brief statement issued earlier on Thursday police confirmed the woman had been found dead outside the Whitfield Street facility on Thursday morning.

"Police are investigating the tragic death of a woman outside Rockingham Police station early this morning," the statement said.

"At this stage there does not appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death."

A witness told Perth Now they saw a body covered up under a tarp.

Police said internal affairs will be overseeing the incident "as a matter of policy".

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