Woman’s body ‘eaten by wildlife’ after she left broken down car for walk

A woman has been found dead in a Scottish field, with her body ‘mauled by wild animals’.

The unidentified 55-year-old was found by sniffer dogs in Monkton, Ayrshire on December 19.

It’s believed her body may have been partially eaten by badgers or foxes, the Daily Record reports.

The woman called for help at 11.20pm on December 18 when her Citreon broke down in the middle of the night.

She seemingly decided to go for a walk in the fields while she waited but never returned to her car.

An anonymous source said: ‘Rather than waiting with the vehicle, she got out and walked away, cutting through the fields.

‘She’s then died while she’s been going through the fields.’

A missing person inquiry was launched after the abandoned car was found.

Police dogs uncovered the woman’s body at around 4.55pm the next day.

Police Scotland said: ‘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.’