Woman’s dead body found on public footpath as police launch huge investigation

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The body of a woman has tragically been discovered on a public footpath sparking a huge police investigation.

Police raced to the scene after receiving a report about the body of a woman found on a public footpath at Mainhill Drive in Baillieston, Glasgow, around 8.30am on Tuesday, January 5, GlasgowLive reports.

Authorities have now launched a huge investigation as they try to figure out exactly what happened, with Police Scotland confirming that "enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances" of the tragic death.

The woman, whose identity is unknown at this stage, was pronounced dead at the scene and police have said they are treating the death as unexplained.

Police Scotland has also confirmed that a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal, which investigates all sudden and suspicious deaths in Scotland, conducts fatal accident inquiries and handles criminal complaints against the police.

A Police Scotland spokesperson told GlasgowLive: "We received a report about the body of a woman found on a public footpath at Mainhill Drive in Glasgow around 8.40am on Tuesday, 5 January.

"She has been pronounced dead at the scene.

"The death is currently being treated as unexplained and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.

"A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course."

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