Police not treating death of Gainsborough mum as suspicious

The body of a woman was found in Dogger Wood near Gainsborough
The body of a woman was found in Dogger Wood near Gainsborough

Police are not treating the death of a Gainsborough mum whose body was found in Dog Island Woods on Tuesday as suspicious.

A 40-year-old man from the local area, who had been arrested, has been released without charge.

Whilst formal identification is yet to take place, the woman is believed to be Gainsbourough mum Leah Palushi who was reported missing from her home on Thursday, October 22.

A Home Office post mortem will take place today as part of the investigation.

The woods still remain secure by police officers.

Senior investigating officer, DCI Hayley Williams, said: “If you walked in or around the woods since Tuesday lunchtime until yesterday morning please give the enquiry team a ring.

“I’d like to speak to any dog walkers, bird watchers, runners or anyone who was in the area, it’s quite important.”

Local community policing inspector, Simon Outen, said: “It’s very sad that a young woman and mum has lost her life. Local officers are out on patrol, please do speak to them if you have any concerns.”

Anyone who has information or can help with enquiries is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”