Woman's decomposed body found in Bolton

Police have revealed photos of distinctive jewellery in a bid to identify woman who was found by a river in Bolton

Woman's decomposed body found in Bolton

Bat necklace found on woman's decomposed body Credit: GMP
Items belonging to unidentified dead woman Credit: GMP

Police are appealing for help to trace the final movements of a woman whose decomposed body was found in Bolton.

She was found just before 5.40pm on Thursday 10 October 2013, at a wooded area near Manchester Road, by the River Croal at Raikes Clough.

A post-mortem has not revealed how she died. The woman is between 18 - 25 years old, 5ft 2in to 5ft 4in tall, wore size 12 clothing and had dark brown or black long hair fastened in a pony tail with a red elasticated bobble.

She also had a number of facial piercings and pierced navel.

She was wearing a navy blue or black duffle style coat with fur trimmed collar, black tight fitting trousers, a tee shirt with a diamante cat on the front, black cardigan, black Doc Martin boots.

Police have released photos of jewellery that was found on the body to see if anyone recognises them.

Detective Inspector Michael Fraser from Bolton North INPT said: "We believe her body may have been there for a few weeks or even months and I would ask anyone who may have seen a woman in this area who matches the description given to contact us."