Missing woman’s body found in bushland north of Cairns

A WOMAN who vanished after visiting a supermarket at Cooktown, north of Cairns, has been found dead.

Donna Louise Steele, 42, was last seen at an independent supermarket around 12.15pm on Wednesday.

She was seen at a caravan park on Parkinson Street the day before.


Sadly, a body believed to be that of Ms Steele was found at Leggett’s Crossing on Endeavour Valley Road, north of Cooktown, shortly before 5.30am on Sunday.

In a statement, police confirmed the woman’s death is being treated as suspicious.

A crime scene has been established and is being examined by homicide detectives and forensic police.

Homicide detectives have set up a Command Centre within the Cairns Criminal Investigation Branch.

Investigators are appealing for anyone with any information that could assist with their investigation to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.