Reports revealed that around 10 am yesterday a passer-by was alerted to a foul stench emanating from a house at Medford Lane, Belmont and the police were alerted.
When officers went to the scene they found the body of the female lying face down in the wooden structure.
The body was viewed by the district Medical Officer and ordered removed to the Forensic Science Centre.
Police were unable to ascertain if the woman was murdered or died of natural causes.
Officers of the Belmont Police Station are investigating.