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Body retrieved in search for tourist


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Police have retrieved a body, believed to be a missing French tourist Aurelie Lhorme, from the base of a cliff on South Australia’s far west coast.

Police on Tuesday said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and a report would be prepared for the coroner.

Formal identification may take several days.

Lhorme, 30, was last seen in her parked car near the Head of the Bight Whale Watching Centre, near the Nullarbor Plain, on Saturday night.

The body was found on Monday evening at the base of a cliff near Head of the Bight.

Staff at the centre had spoken to Lhorme after she appeared to be sleeping in her car on an access road.

Her car was found in the same spot the following morning, along with her mobile phone, wallet and passport.

The keys were found on top of a tyre.

A search on Sunday, involving an Aboriginal tracker, failed to find the woman and resumed on Monday.

Police want to speak to the occupants of a Jayco motorhome, which was parked next to the whale watching centre on Saturday night, who may have had contact with Lhorme.


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