Hawkes Bay police are investigating the death of a woman
whose body was found in a horse paddock late yesterday
Police said in a statement this morning that the woman was
found dead in a paddock in a rural area near Flaxmere in
Hastings. She has not been formally identified.
Detective Sergeant Darren Pritchard said the death was being
treated as unexplained at this stage.
"The investigation is in its very early stages. Police are in
an information-gathering phase and are making area inquiries
and speaking to any possible witnesses who may have been in
the area yesterday.
"Scene examinations are currently under way and at this
stage, there is no indication as to how the woman died or
what the circumstances of her death were," Mr Pritchard said.
A post-mortem examination would be conducted.