Elderly woman’s body pulled from a lake underneath a bridge after a walker spotted her

A major police investigation is underway after an elderly woman’s body was discovered in the waters of Lake Daylesford this morning. 

Police were called to the popular lake, north-west of Melbourne, around 8am on Monday after the body was found by someone who was going for a walk.

The onlooker made the grim discovery, floating in the water, near the bridge at Bleakly Street, close to the Boathouse Daylesford restaurant.

After police discovered the woman's body, they established the location (pictured) a crime scene and sectioned off the area with police tape

After police discovered the woman's body, they established the location (pictured) a crime scene and sectioned off the area with police tape

After police discovered the woman’s body, they established the location (pictured) a crime scene and sectioned off the area with police tape

A major police investigation is underway after a woman's body was discovered in the waters of Lake Daylesford (pictured) this morning

A major police investigation is underway after a woman's body was discovered in the waters of Lake Daylesford (pictured) this morning

A major police investigation is underway after a woman’s body was discovered in the waters of Lake Daylesford (pictured) this morning

Police told Nine News the elderly woman was 90 years old. 

It’s unclear how the woman died, and how long she was in the water before she was discovered – but she remained there until police arrived around 9am.

After they arrived on the scene, police established the location a crime scene and sectioned off the area with police tape.

Water police are believed to investigating the scene and locals have been asked to avoid the area until further notice, The Sydney Morning Herald reported. 

Police confirmed that the woman’s death was not suspicious and are currently preparing a report for the coroner.  

Temperatures were close to freezing overnight in the Daylesford area. 

More to come.  

A woman's body was found floating in Lake Daylesford (pictured), north-west of Melbourne

A woman's body was found floating in Lake Daylesford (pictured), north-west of Melbourne

A woman’s body was found floating in Lake Daylesford (pictured), north-west of Melbourne

 

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