A coroner's finding into the death of a former Dunedin
woman - whose family believe she was killed, rather than took
her own life - should be revealed next week.
Nadine Ana Haag (33) was found dead in her Sydney apartment
on December 3, 2009.
Police later concluded she took her own life, after a suicide
note, pills and a razor were found at the scene.
Yesterday, a spokesman for the New South Wales coroner
confirmed the finding would be released next Friday,
following a five-day inquest in August last year.
Following that confirmation, Ms Haag's Dunedin-based family
issued a statement saying, ''This has been a long and
harrowing process with the fourth anniversary of Nadine's
death in less than four months''.
''While we are eager for the coroner's finding to be
released, we understand that his decision dictates the path
of our family's future.''
The finding would determine if the case would be
''We do not believe that Nadine committed suicide, so are
hoping for a finding that would warrant further
Family members in Dunedin hope to be in attendance when the
coroner's finding is released.
Last year's inquest was the cumulation of the family's own
three-year investigation following Ms Haag's death.
Evidence gathered by her siblings, who moved to Australia in
the 1990s, included the discovery of a concealed message with
the suicide note, saying ''He did it''.
This was found sealed in a police evidence bag and not opened
until Ms Haag's sisters gave statements at the Castle Hill
Police Station on December 24, 2009.
That same message was also found etched into a tile of Ms
Haag's bathroom by the property's new tenants.
Police took no DNA, fingerprints or forensic evidence from
the scene, as the death was being treated as a suicide.
Evidence uncovered by the family include knives missing from
her apartment, a wound on her left wrist cut down to the
bone, a toxicology report showing she took less than a
therapeutic dose of pills, and the brown dress she had been
wearing on the day of her death was never found.
Ms Haag, who was working as a dance instructor at the time of
her death, had also been in an allegedly volatile