Police are trying to identify the body of a woman which was found on a beach in South Ayrshire.
The discovery was made by a member of the public at around 10.35am on Monday near Heads of Ayr, Dunure.
Her death is not being treated as suspicious.
Chief inspector Brian Anderson said: “Unfortunately, despite significant inquiries, so far we have not been able to find out who the lady is.
“There were no personal belongings near her when she was found.
“Officers have been checking missing person reports both local and nationally, but so far no-one matches her description.
“We are working with colleagues in HM Coastguard to help us identify where the woman may have entered the water and we would ask members of the public, especially those who frequent the beach, to try and think back to the end of last week and whether they may have seen someone matching the description in the area.
“Has anyone seen personal items either washed up on the shore or discarded on the beach, possibly a bag or rucksack or anything that may have belonged to the lady?
“Also, has anyone seen a car parked in a car park near the beach or in a lay-by that has been there for a few days which is out of the ordinary?
“Have you not heard from your friend, family member for a few days, which is unusual?”
The woman is described as white, in her mid-50s, 5ft 9-10in, of heavy build and with dark greying hair.
She was wearing white gold or silver hooped earrings in each ear, a dark-coloured jumper with a star pattern on the front, dark jeans, white and grey striped socks and grey trainers.
If you have any information, call 101.