Woman’s body found after human leg spotted on Stuart Highway near Darwin

A human body has been located and two folks arrested in a main police operation soon after the surprising discovery of a human leg on a primary highway.

Police allege a young male driver strike an Aboriginal lady and then together with the assist of an older woman hid her physique, but still left her severed leg driving on the side of a freeway.

A “lower leg of a dim-skinned human being” was uncovered on Tuesday on Stuart Freeway close to Coolalinga, about 29 kilometres south east of Darwin.

But it is alleged the driver strike the target the night time just before.

Original details advised the sufferer could have survived but would have required professional medical cure as soon as possible.

Nevertheless, no one with the harm had confirmed up at any close by hospitals.

On Wednesday, a 23-year-old gentleman and 50-calendar year-old lady were being arrested.

“At 11.45 very last night time law enforcement attended a place on Jenkins road in Virginia and they located a deceased Aboriginal female. We believe this is the victim of the collision,” Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Morrissey stated on Thursday early morning.

“They were being partly concealed and the affliction of the entire body was consistent with getting struck with a auto.”

Even though police feel they know who the target is, she has not been formally discovered.

It is not identified if she was alive when moved from the scene, or how extended her overall body was at the scene before it was moved.

An autopsy will be carried out nowadays and the 23-yr-old and 50-calendar year-aged are expected to be charged.

Sgt Morrissey mentioned they facial area costs relating to driving resulting in death and trying to pervert the course of justice.

“It’s really relating to. It’s 1 issue not to render assistance and report the subject but to go even more and try to conceal a criminal offense, it is very awful,” Sgt Morrissey stated.

He mentioned due to the fact of this the pair were struggling with “significantly additional severe offences”.

The leg was found involving Virginia Road and Morgan Street on the Stuart Hwy.

The highway was closed between the Howard Springs lights and Virginia Street on Tuesday morning and reopened in the evening.

It was described more than 20 law enforcement autos were being viewed dotted along the Stuart Hwy for about 1km at midday as a crime scene was founded.