Monika Billen standing with a bike in Australia

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Monika Billen had been travelling alone in Australia

Australian police say they’ve discovered the physique of a German vacationer close to a bush observe within the Northern Territory.

Monika Billen, 62, was final seen on 2 January at a preferred outback vacationer spot close to the city of Alice Springs.

Her physique was discovered beneath a tree about 3km (1.eight miles) away on Wednesday. Police haven’t stated how she died.

Ms Billen had been reported lacking final week, prompting her household in Cologne to challenge an emotional plea for data.

Police suspended their seek for Ms Billen after 5 days, however resumed it after receiving location knowledge from her telephone suppliers.

“It’s deeply upsetting that we have now to inform her household this unhappy information, however we’re relieved to have the ability to present them with reply,” stated Supt Pauline Vicary from Northern Territory Police.

Described as an skilled solo traveller by her household, Ms Billen had advised them about her plans to take “kind of intensive walks” within the space.

“Monika has travelled off the overwhelmed path for a few years and in lots of nations and has at all times proceeded with warning,” they wrote in a letter reported by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Police stated one motorist who had reported giving Ms Billen a raise on the in style vacationer spot, Emily Hole, on 2 January.

She had appeared “dehydrated and disoriented” and declined gives of water earlier than leaving the automobile, police stated.

The typical most temperature in Alice Springs in January is 36.4C, based on Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology.

Police stated a report can be ready for a coroner.