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13 August 2015, 12:01 | Updated: 13 August 2015, 12:03
Police are investigating after a woman's body was washed ashore at a seaside village.
The decomposed remains were found near Monreith Bay in Dumfries and Galloway on Tuesday morning.
Officers attempting to identify the woman have been looking into missing person reports.
Detective Inspector Dean Little said: "At this early stage it appears that the body is that of a female, however it will be some time before we are able to give out any more details.
"The body has been removed from the shore and a post-mortem has been arranged.
"At this stage we are conducting missing persons inquiries with neighbouring forces and also on a national basis. We do not have any reports of local missing persons in the Dumfries and Galloway area at this time.''
The body was found washed up on the shore near Mill Lane and St Medans in Monreith.