The area where the remains were found. Picture: Google Maps
The area where the remains were found. Picture: Google Maps

Man cutting wood finds skeletal remains

Skeletal remains have been found in bushland at a property close to where police searched for a missing Perth grandmother more than 12 months ago.

A man cutting wood found the remains off Tea Tree Road in Bindoon, north of Perth, on Sunday afternoon.

Remains have been found near an area where police searched for Ms Nix, who was last seen on April 1 last year. Picture: WA Police
Remains have been found near an area where police searched for Ms Nix, who was last seen on April 1 last year. Picture: WA Police

Police are working to identify the deceased person, but say the death is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be prepared for the coroner.

Mary Ann Nix, 69, was last seen on April 1 last year in Bassendean, where she visited the post office.

A neighbour reported her missing after noticing her dogs, which lived with Ms Nix at her home in Lockridge, did not seem to be being cared for.

Ten days later, her car, which was a distinctive burnt orange colour, was found abandoned near Bindoon.

Ms Nix's car, similar to the one pictured, was found abandoned. Picture: WA Police
Ms Nix's car, similar to the one pictured, was found abandoned. Picture: WA Police

Police said at the time that they were concerned Ms Nix might have been confused or disoriented. She lived alone and had minimal contact with friends or family.

An extensive search for Ms Nix was called off a couple of weeks later. Her family has been made aware of the discovery.

The area where the remains were found. Picture: Google Maps
The area where the remains were found. Picture: Google Maps

Bindoon is about 80km north of Perth.

- with AAP


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