A woman's body found at a Christchurch beauty spot this
morning has been confirmed by police as that of missing
German cyclist Britta Kappel.
The 30-year old visitor was found in Bottle Lake Forest Park
shortly after 10.30am today.
Detective Inspector Dave Long says there is no indication of
suspicious circumstances, and the death will now be referred
to the coroner.
A large-scale search was launched overnight after Ms Kappel
was reported missing when she failed to return to her North
Beach home after a bike ride.
She had been in New Zealand for about three months.