Mandurah community rally to raise funds for Lorjie Bautista's funeral costs

The Mandurah community are rallying around the family of Lorjie Bautista, who tragically died after going for a bush walk in the Stirling Ranges.

A wide-scale search for Ms Bautista, 38, commenced after she was last seen at 4am on Tuesday, May 7.

Ms Bautista is believed to have gone for a hike in the Stirling Ranges National Park, north of Albany, but she never returned.

WA Police confirmed on Tuesday that a body, believed to be Ms Bautista, was found near the foot of a steep incline in a dense bush area, well away from public access trails.

A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help pay for the Mandurah woman's funeral costs and raise funds to help her family from the Philippines fly to Australia.

Set up by Ms Bautista's friends, the fundraising goal is $15,000, with more than $1000 collected at the time of writing.

For more information or to donate, visit this link.