Kelly Ann Sinclair
Police have confirmed the crashed car found down a bank
off State Highway 2 this afternoon is that of missing Waihi
Beach woman Kelly Ann Sinclair.
However, the body of a woman inside could not be confirmed as
Bay of Plenty police spokeswoman Kim Perks said police still
needed to go through the formalities of identifying the body
and letting family know.
Last night and today, police expressed serious concerns for
the welfare of Miss Sinclair who was reported missing after
leaving a friend's Katikati home late on Sunday night, Mount
EARLIER: The body of a woman has been found inside a car
which was this afternoon discovered crashed down a bank off
State Highway 2.
Police are currently at the scene in Whakamarama where the
car is believed to have left the road.
Western Bay of Plenty police area commander Inspector
Clifford Paxton confirmed a woman's body had been found
inside the car.
"About midday today police were advised of a motor vehicle
crash on SH2, Whakamarama.
"We have located a deceased female in the vehicle. Police
investigations are continuing.
"A vehicle has left the road while travelling ... between
Tauranga and Katikati and gone off the left hand curb.
"No other vehicle was involved."
- Bay of Plenty Times