The body of a woman found at St Clair beach yesterday has
been formally identified.
Detective Senior Sergeant John Ferguson said today the
circumstances surrounding her death were not suspicious, and
thanked members of the public who aided in her
A man walking his dog contacted emergency services after
discovering the body above the tideline between St Clair and
Middle Beach, just after 6am yesterday.
A large area of the beach was cordoned off, including a park
bench on the Esplanade where a towel had been left.
A man who was running in the area around the time of the
body's discovery told the Otago Daily Times ''the cops
were yelling at people to get off the beach''.
''You could see at the poles all the interest was down there
... with a body under a white plastic sheet.''
The body was removed about 10am.