POLICE are appealing for help to identify the body of a woman who was found at Inverkip Beach earlier this week.
The body was discovered around 9.45am on Monday near Cromarty Grove, Kip Marina.
Police Scotland say the death is not being treated as suspicious. Enquiries are still ongoing to establish the exact cause.
The woman is described as white, between 30 to 50-years-old, around 5ft 5in tall, slim, with shoulder-length blonde hair.
She was wearing a blue Barbour Pendle gilet jacket, with a blue denim jacket and grey hoodie underneath, blue jeans, black fingerless gloves and black trainers with a pink stripe. She was also wearing a navy blue beanie hat, with a dark skip hat underneath.
She was also found with a medium-sized brown August Pfüller teddy bear, which was dressed in a grey t-shirt with the words “My Buddy” and a pink purse, with the initial “A”.
Detective Inspector David Wagstaff said: “We are looking for anyone with information on this woman’s identity to please come forward and assist our enquiries, as well as anyone who may have possibly seen her in the Inverclyde area between Sunday evening and Monday morning.
“Given the weather on Sunday and into Monday, it’s likely that the area near the beach was busy with people enjoying the sunshine, so I’d urge any of those people who may recognise the description to contact officers.
“It’s imperative that we identify this woman, so that her family and friends can be notified as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information is urged to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 0924 of 10 August.