Body Found In Creek Wrapped In Plastic Identified
A body found wrapped in plastic in a creek near Newcastle in the NSW Hunter Region has been identified as 29-year-old, Danielle Easey.
Members of the public made the grisly discovery while driving through bushland along Wakefield Road, Killingworth at about 10.30am Saturday morning.
A crime scene was established at Cockle Creek, while some roads were blocked off as emergency services combed the area for evidence.
An autopsy is expected to be carried out in the coming days in an attempt to reveal how and when she died.
Easey lived in Booragul with family, but more recently she was staying at multiple locations around the area, NSW Police said in a statement.
Detectives spent the weekend talking to the woman's relatives and friends in the hopes of piecing together exactly what happened.
Police are appealing for public assistance to establish her last movements.
"We know that Danielle was staying at different locations over the last three weeks and we are keen to establish where those locations were and speak to who she stayed with during that time,” Detective Chief Inspector Grant Taylor said on Monday.
Detectives are particularly interested in any sightings or contact with Easey since early to mid-August.
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“Our investigations have revealed Danielle had been associating with people involved in drug-related activities over the last few weeks," Taylor said.
“We are keen to speak to any motorists with dash cam vision who may have been driving in the area of Wakefield Road over the past three weeks," he continued.
It is unknown when Danielle’s body was dumped in the creek.