Missing woman’s body found ‘eaten by foxes’ near car she left after breakdown
The body of a missing motorist has been discovered partly eaten by wild animals
The 55 year old woman – who has not been named – was driving on a tiny road near Monkton in Ayrshire, Scotland, when her Citroen car conked out.
She called the AA for help but then wandered away from the vehicle and died in a near-by field.
Police say there are no suspicious circumstances.
The AA attended and then a search was launched after the woman was found to be missing.
Her mauled remains were located by a sniffer dog about a mile from her car.
It is believed foxes or badgers had partly eaten her remains.
The woman was from the Airdrie area.
Nature experts say fox attacks on living humans are incredibly rare, though there have been rare cases where urban foxes have crept into homes and bitten sleeping children and babies.
Badgers can be naturally more aggressive, but again, shy away from live humans unless they are being provoked and are forced to defend themselves.
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Commenting on the woman's tragic death, a Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 11.20pm on Saturday, December 18, police were called to a report of a possible abandoned Citroen car found on an unclassified road near to Monkton.
"Officers attended and the initial investigations failed to trace the registered keeper and officers started a missing person enquiry.
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"Around 4.55pm on Sunday, December 19, officers searching for the missing 55-year-old woman found a body in a field approximately one mile from where the car was discovered.
"The death is not being treated as suspicious and a report was submitted to the Procurator Fiscal."
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