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Tauranga Police seeking help to identify woman's body

Tauranga Police seeking help to identify woman's body

Tauranga Police are calling for the public's help to identify the body of a woman found in the Kopurererua Stream, near Waihï Road in Tauranga about 6.15am today.

Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Turner says the woman's body was located next to the popular Daisy Hardwick walkway, but she was carrying no identification. Police have received no reports about anyone fitting her description as being missing, and preliminary inquiries have shed no light on her possible identity.

"At this stage we've had no reports of anyone matching her description being reported missing, and despite our initial inquiries drawing a blank, we are confident that someone in the community must know who she is," Mr Turner says.

"Our first priority is to find out who she is so we can make contact with her family – so if anyone thinks they may have information that could help us, please get in touch with Police."

The woman is estimated to be about 65 -75 years of age, with a slight build and short grey hair. She was wearing a brown jacket, a navy blue polar fleece top, blue denim three-quarter pants and black shoes. She had a single gold band on her left ring finger.

Anyone with any information that could help identify her is asked to please contact Tauranga Police on 07 577 4384.


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