Bedfordale murder: mother of slain woman speaks out

Kym Taylor.
Kym Taylor.

THE mother and aunty of a woman found dead in Perth bushland have pleaded for information to help solve the crime.

Kym Taylor’s remains were found by a member of the public in Bedfordale on Sunday and police are treating her death as a homicide.

Her mother, Courtney Hill-Aaron, said she felt numb after receiving the news.

“She had issues, she had her troubles but she was loved by everyone who knew her,” she told reporters on Tuesday.

“The people that know what happened to Kym, they need to come forward – the hammer is going to fall anyway.

“They need to come forward now.

“All these people love her and she’s not just some thing that should have been left out there like that.”

Ms Hill-Aaron described her 37-year-old daughter as beautiful and intelligent, adding she studied social science and worked in indigenous services.

“Kym really wanted to make something of herself … but there was a lot of things in her way – she had a lot of demons,” she said.

But her daughter still “meant the world” to Ms Hill-Aaron.

“I can’t even explain to you how numb I am feeling now,” she said.

“I’ve not slept since the police came over … it’s just been so hard.”

Aunt Leanne Taylor said she last had contact with her niece a few weeks ago.

“She was asking for family photos … she wanted to reconnect with her family,” she said.

Police continue to scour the bushland and gather evidence.