A 48-year-old grandmother of five has been found dead in woodland after a fire.
Grandmother found dead in woodland after fire: Julie Ainsley’s body was discovered in woods near Williams Road in Moston, Manchester on Saturday. After people reported a body being on fire. Ms Ainsley has left behind four children and five grandchildren with another on the way.
Police are not treating her death as suspicious. Jade Riley, daughter of Ms Ainsley, told Manchester Evening News that her mother was always making people laughing and was a happy person. She went on to say “She was obviously battling with her issues. But most of the time she made out she was fine. She had five grandchildren and one on the way and she loved her family.”
Her daughter’s ex-partner, Steve Riley, also told the newspaper that Ms Ainsley had been fighting a battle with mental health issues.
He said “She was great, she was a mum and a grandma. She lived in Moston all of her life.
We still got on really well and I loved her, she was my kid’s mam. She struggled with her mental health and it had got worse. She just struggled with everyday life.”
Many tributes have been paid to her on social media by family and friends. Having been called to reports of a fire the emergency services arrived at around 6pm on Saturday to the woodland to discover the body of a woman. A Greater Manchester Fire Services spokesman said. “We were called at 6.01pm to a person on fire in an area of woodland off Williams Road in Moston.
Initial enquiries suggest a fire in a woodland area which involved a female casualty.” A statement from the Greater Manchester Police said “Emergency services attended. And sadly found the body of a woman. A scene is in place and an investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the fire.”
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