Police no closer to identifying woman after body washed up on beach

The body of a young woman washed up on a British beach two weeks ago is no closer to being identified, police have said.

The grim discovery was made in the early hours of the morning on July 29 by a walker on the beach at Askam-in-Furness in Cumbria.

Coastguard teams from Furness and Millom joined officers at Askam Beach after a passerby saw the woman’s body at 4.40am.

It is believed her body washed up ashore overnight, but a police probe into her death has failed to provide any leads.

An inquest into her death opened at Cockermouth Coroners’ Court but the woman is still unidentified.

Police believe that the woman was in her 30s and of East Asian origin.

Investigations into how the body got to be on the beach are ongoing.

A spokesperson for Cumbria Constabulary said at the time: “A multi-agency response is underway on the coast at Askam following the discovery of a body on the beach in the early hours of this morning.

“It is believed the body has washed onto the shore overnight.

“Authorities were contacted at around 4.40am after a member of the public found the body of a young female of unknown age.

“Enquiries are on-going at this time into the circumstances, to work to identify the female and how she came to be in the water.”

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact the force, referencing incident number 16 of July 29, 2021.

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Lancs Live – Cumbria