Police find the body of missing woman in cave in Plymouth woods
MYSTERY surrounds the death of a woman whose body was found in a cave in Plymbridge Woods.
The woman, understood to be in her 50s and from the Leigham area, was found a short way into the woods from the Mainstone entrance just after 3.30pm on Monday.
Police were contacted a few hours earlier by her family who were concerned for her welfare.
Officers launched a series of searches to trace the missing woman.
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When they visited her home they found her bed had not been slept in.
It is understood she was a regular walker who frequented Plymbridge Woods.
Investigators said a family member found her at the bottom of a 100ft quarry face, a short distance inside a cave.
No cause of death has been given by investigators. However, her death has been deemed as "unexplained" but not suspicious. A police spokesman said: "We are supporting the woman's family at this time and further inquiries are being carried out.
"The case has been referred to the coroner and in due course a file will be sent for him to carry out an inquest.
"A post-mortem has been requested in an attempt to find the cause of death."