COLD case detectives from North Yorkshire Police have taken to social media to try to identify a woman whose body was found in the Yorkshire Dales in 2004.

Detectives have set up a Facebook to trace friends or relatives of a woman whose body was found by walkers on the Pennine Way near Pen-y-ghent in North Yorkshire in 2004. Despite extensive international enquiries, she has not yet been identified.

Officers are urging the South East Asian community to share a new social media appeal across the north of England and abroad to identify her.

In 2004 the woman had been in the UK for at least two years, and could have been from countries including the Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. She will last have been in contact with friends or family members in 2004, and people may well have been told that she had ‘gone back home’ around that time.

When she died, she was probably aged between 25 and 35 years old and had black hair, cut above the shoulder. She was quite short – about 4ft 11ins (1.5 metres) tall. She had a wedding ring, and is believed to have had children or been pregnant in the past.

The Facebook group is at and has messages in English, Filipino, and Thai.