A woman who was brutally killed and found lying in a pool of her own blood has been identified, as police appeal for further information about the days leading to her death.
Aysha Baty’s battered body was found atop Nambour Bridge on the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.
A 34-year-old man from Burnside, the next suburb over, was arrested shortly after and charged with Ms Baty’s murder.
He is due to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on Monday.
Ms Baty, 31, was found lying on the roadside with ‘significant’ injuries to her head and chest, Sunshine Coast District Detective Inspector Dave Drinnen said.
He described the scene of the crime as ‘abhorrent’.
Mystery still surrounds the details leading to Ms Baty’s death and what she was doing in Nambour in the first place.
Police are appealing to anybody who has been in contact with Ms Baty or may know about her movements for the past seven days in particular to come forward.
‘Detectives are also keen to speak with anyone who has background information regarding Aysha’s relationship with friends and associates,’ a police statement said.
The Buddina woman, a 25 minute drive south of Nambour, suffered ‘horrific’ injuries.
‘First responders engaged in CPR but her injuries were horrific,’ Detective Inspector Drinnen said.
‘It’s really abhorrent violence towards women, well anyone.’
Emergency services arrived on the scene about 1.30am following reports a woman was being viciously assaulted on top of the bridge.
Multiple weapons were allegedly used during the assault.
‘Police worked on her for a short time, before paramedics took over, but she was pronounced dead.’
Detective Inspector Drinnen said police believe the duo were known to one another.
‘As to how that relationship, or how that acquaintance goes, it’s too early to know,’ he said.
An autopsy is expected to establish the cause of Ms Baty’s death.
Anybody with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.