A police officer at the scene this morning. Photo by
Police are working to identify a woman whose body was
found on Dunedin's St Clair beach this morning.
A post-mortem is to be carried out this evening.
She was found clothed and with no identification and police
don't believe the circumstances of her death are suspicious.
They are hoping to release further details about the woman
tomorrow that might help identify her.
Her body was found near the wooden piles on the beach by a
man walking his dog.
The man contacted emergency services after discovering the
body above the tideline just after 6am, Southern police
district deployment co-ordinator Senior Sergeant Matt Scoles
"The woman was deceased and we cordoned off a reasonably
large area of the beach.''
An area on the Esplanade where a towel was found on a bench
was also cordoned off.
There had been no reports of a missing person fitting her
description, he said.