Officers attempting to identify a woman who died near the M56 last week have released photos of her clothing and belongings.
We reported last week how officers were called to reports of concern for the welfare of a woman at the Thorley Lane over bridge, close to junction 5, at around 2.40am on July 31st.
Despite the best efforts of emergency services, the woman sadly died. Her death is not currently being treated as suspicious but her identity remains unknown.
Photos of clothing and possessions which were found with her have now been released, with officers hoping that the woman’s next-of-kin may recognise what she was wearing.
She is white, 5’3” tall and aged in the region of 40s to 60s, with shoulder length, mousey brown hair which is straight and greying in places.
She was wearing dark clothing, pink and brown tortoise shell spectacles, a gold-coloured bracelet with a gold-coloured beaded clasp, and a gold-coloured ring with a knot design on her right ring finger. She was also wearing pink nail varnish.
Here are some of the individual items she was wearing (click to expand):
Detective Sergeant Steven Rogers, of GMP’s Trafford district, said: “We are continuing our work to identify the woman and we hope that these new photos may help jog people’s memories and assist with our work.
“We will use everything available to us as we carry on with our enquiries to unite this woman with her next-of-kin. We are still appealing for information and ask anyone who may know something to please get in touch.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or 0161 856 7527, quoting log number 280 of 31/7/23. You can also report information at www.gmp.police.uk.
You can also contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.