The death of a woman whose body washed up on Arkles Bay,
north of Auckland, earlier this year was not suspicious,
The body of Arkles Bay resident Katherine Bennett, 60, was
discovered on the shoreline of on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula
at about 6.45am on January 7.
Rodney police deployed significant resources into the
investigation, but the death remained unexplained.
Detective Senior Sergeant Brett Batty said the conclusion was
reached after "extensive" investigative and forensic
"Police spoke to a wide sector of the community in the course
of the investigations. Valuable information was provided by
the public which we wish to acknowledge with gratitude,"
Details of how the death occurred would not be released as it
was being referred to the coroner, he said.