Police are examining skeletal remains found by a man cutting wood in bush near Bindoon yesterday.
The remains are yet to be identified but police say they were found about 4pm yesterday in an area off Tea Tree Road near where the car of missing woman Mary Nix was found abandoned.
Ms Nix, 69, was reported missing by her neighbours in Lockridge last April when they became concerned her dogs were not being cared for.
She was last seen about 7am on April 1 last year at a Bassendean post office.
On April 11, police found her distinctive burnt orange Chrysler PT Cruiser near Tea Tree Road.
Police said at the time they were concerned for Ms Nix’s general health and believed she might have been confused or disoriented.
She lived alone and had minimal contact with family.
The death is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.
Ms Nix’s family have been made aware of the discovery.