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Police searching for clues over woman whose body was found in Katoomba

Sep 4, 2019

KATOOMBA, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia – Detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman who’s body was found at a water treatment facility in Katoomba, in the nearby Upper Cascade Creek dam.

The body , which was found in March this year, identified as that of 42-year-old Cecilia Devine who had gone missing from Waratah in September 2018.

Detectives from the Blue Mountains Police Area Command, with the assistance of the Homicide Squad, established Strike Force Eking to investigate the circumstances surrounding Ms Devine’s death.

Earlier this year, strike force investigators released CCTV footage of Ms Devine walking from a hotel in Katoomba Street, Katoomba, on Thursday 6 September 2018.

She was wearing a distinctive bright yellow cardigan, black pants and was carrying an orange handbag at the time; all of which have not been recovered.

Police have released images of similar clothing in the hope that someone may remember seeing these items or Ms Devine in the area at the time.

Strike Force Eking’s Detective Sergeant James Allan said investigators are again seeking public assistance.

“We’ve established some strong leads into Cecilia Devine’s disappearance and death in recent months but there are still many unanswered questions,” Det Sgt Allan said Tuesday.

“We are confident that there are people in the community who have information but have been reluctant to contact police and tell us what they know.”

“Now is the time to come forward and provide us with information so we can find out what happened to Cecilia and how she came to be where she was,” Det Sgt Allan said.Anyone with information about that may assist Strike Force Eking investigations is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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