The body of a woman reported missing in Perth last week has been found by police investigators.
Julie Anne Cooper, 55, was last seen on August 17, and after failing to contact her family, a missing persons report was filed.
Detectives spent the morning searching bushland in Ashendon before discovering human remains they believed were Ms Cooper’s.
Perth woman Julie Anne Cooper, 55, was reported missing by her family last week
Police on the scene at Ashendon, where it is believed Ms Cooper’s remains were found
Forensic experts were also at the crime scene.
As part of the ongoing investigation, Detective Senior Sergeant Manus Walsh said authorities were on the lookout for Ms Cooper’s silver 2006 Toyota Camry, carrying the registration number 1CGT526.
Mr Walsh believes those plates have since been illegally changed.
‘(It) has been possibly involved in what may have been a lawful transaction and we are seeking to find out where that vehicle is,’ he said.
‘There has been an exchange which has led to that vehicle going to someone else, the exact details of which we are still investigating.’
Daily Mail Australia also understands Ms Cooper’s bank cards have been used fraudulently.
Ms Cooper owned the 2006 silver Toyota Camry, registration 1CGT 526 (above)
Police took a 31-year-old man into custody on Wednesday who is continuing to assist with inquiries.
Mr Walsh urged anyone with information about Ms Cooper or her vehicle to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.