The woman who died after reportedly being thrown out of a car outside a Western Australia health centre was 27-year-old Peta Fairhead, also known as Raupua Heke Diaz. She was of Ngāti Hine descent.
Images of the woman's tattoos including a tā moko and kupu Māori were released in the hope that she would be identified.
Reports say Fairhead was left outside the Joondalup Health Campus at around 3am on Wednesday. The vehicle was located on Thursday afternoon.
Australian newspaper Perth Now states that police are also reportedly investigating whether Fairhead had been a victim of a robbery before her death.
Family and friends have turned to social media to express their emotions.
One family member posted a Facebook status saying, "Well, I never thought I would be saying goodbye to you this way...To be taken this way from us is heartbreaking more than words can say. I will never understand how someone could do this.
I do Truly hope you are at peace now and you can watch over all of us. Love you always."
Fairhead leaves behind two young sons and a daughter.
Anyone who has any information is being urged to call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.