Woman's body found on popular Sydney walking trail

Police are investigating the death of a woman after her body was found in Sydney's Upper North Shore on Thursday afternoon.

At around 12.40 pm on Thursday, police from Ku-ring-gai Police Area Command received reports of a body being found at Cliff Oval on Daly Avenue in North Wahroonga.

When police attended the scene, the body of the woman was located on a nearby fire trail, a popular bushwalking route.

Police tape is seen near where a woman’s body was discovered in North Wahroonga, Sydney, Friday, July 15, 2022.
A woman was found dead near Cliff Oval in North Wahroonga. Source: AAP

"She is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be aged in her 40s," a spokesperson told Yahoo News.

"A crime scene was established and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death has commenced."

Yahoo News Australia understands it is not yet known whether the circumstances surrounding the woman's death are suspicious or not.

Anyone who may have information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Hornsby Police Station on 02 9476 9799.

A police van is seen near where a woman's body was discovered in North Wahroonga, Sydney, Friday, July 15, 2022.
Police are investigating after the body of a woman was found along a fire trail in Sydney's affluent upper north shore. Source: AAP

A resident said Daly Avenue is full of families and children, and is generally a quiet neighbourhood.

She said the police were still around, however, people were back on the bush track on Friday morning.

Cliff Oval is surrounded by bushland and is a popular spot among bush walkers, rock climbers and abseilers, Ku-ring-gai Council says.

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