NORTH Yorkshire Police have called for anyone who knows a woman whose body was found in a North Yorkshire wood on Wednesday to contact them.

She was Natalie Harker, 30, of Colburn, near Catterick.

Det Insp Steve Menzies of North Yorkshire Police major crime investigation team said: “This is a very tragic case which has left a family devastated.

“I am appealing for anyone who was close to Natalie to get in touch.

"If you were a friend, a colleague, or part of the same social circle, I urge you to please come forward and talk to us – even if you think you don’t know anything important.

“The smallest bit of information could help us piece together the full circumstances surrounding Natalie’s death."

Natalie's body was found in a wood in Brough with St Giles between Colburn and Catterick at 4.45pm on Wednesday.

Anyone with information can contact detectives by ringing 101, option 2 and ask to speak to the major crime investigation team, emailing or via the national police major incident public portal on, or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. In each case quote reference number 12190187139.