DAILYKENN.com -- Dedicating one's life to assisting aboriginals has its risk.
56-year-old Gayle Woodford was found buried in shallow grave. The nurse had been abducted in a stolen ambulance.
Authorities used the vehicle's GPS co-ordinates to locate the grave.
Woodford worked in the APY Lands (Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara), "a large Aboriginal local government area located in the remote north west of South Australia. It consists of the Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara and Ngaanyatjarra peoples (or Anangu), and has a population of around 2500 people," according to Wikipedia.
IT was in the red dirt of the Outback where Gayle Woodford devoted her career to caring for some of the nation’s poorest and most isolated residents.
On Saturday, the body of the nurse and mother-of-two was discovered crudely dumped in a shallow grave not far from the tiny Fregon community she and husband Keith called home.
Police are now guarding the gravesite in the APY Lands as her heartbroken family and the indigenous community comes to grips with losing the much-loved 56-year-old.
“It’s not hard to imagine how they would feel; they would be completely devastated by this as are many of the people in the community,” said Superintendent Des Bray, of the Major Crime Taskforce.
A ground search found Mrs Woodford’s body at 2pm — more than two days after she was reported missing.
The remote area nurse was abducted in a stolen bush ambulance from outside her home while her husband was asleep.
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