Police Investigate Midland Death

The Cooper Street units in Midland where a woman’s body was found yesterday. Picture David Baylis       
The Cooper Street units in Midland where a woman’s body was found yesterday. Picture David Baylis       

POLICE were investigating the deaths of two people overnight after a woman’s body was found in Midland and human remains discovered in South Guildford.

Both incidents are being investigated by the Major Crime Squad.

Detective Inspector Mark Fyfe said police found a woman’s body in a unit in Cooper Street, Midland, yesterday afternoon.

Det Fyfe said human remains were also found at a property on Nyinda Entrance, South Guildford.

Three people are known to live in the house in South Guildford. A mother, daughter and grandmother.

It is believed the grandmother is missing.

Channel 7 News reported that body parts were found buried in the backyard of the house in Nyinda Entrance and police were seen to remove a dog, a Great Dane, from the premises.

It is not known how long the grandmother has been missing.

The Cooper Street woman lived in the same block of units where there was a deliberately lit fire last month.

Arson Squad detectives attended the fire in a unit separate from where the woman’s body was found in an unrelated incident.

“She was a nice woman,” one neighbour said.

“It’s very sad.”

Det Fyfe said the Midland and Guildford incidents were not believed to be related.

A South Guildford resident said she heard police were at the scene via social media on Wednesday evening.

The house and road were cordoned off with police tape and a police officer has been stationed at the roundabout since yesterday.