Ladies Bay body
Thursday, 7 August 2014 -
Police have referred the death of a
woman whose body was found yesterday on Ladies Bay beach,
adjacent to St Heliers Bay, to the Coroner. A post-mortem
examination of her body was carried out this morning and
Police have been advised her death is not suspicious. Police
are in the process of dealing with the woman's next of kin
and will release the deceased's name once she has been
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