The body of a missing Queenstown woman has been found by
searchers in Lake Wakatipu.
Renee Barrett, 42, had been reported missing since May 20 and
her vehicle was found abandoned in Kelvin Heights last
Since then, more than 30 police, Queenstown and Wanaka
LandSAR members and the Queenstown harbourmaster had been
extensively searching Lake Wakatipu, the Kawarau River and
homes in Kelvin Heights.
Helicopters were also deployed to conduct aerial searches of
Ms Barrett's body was found this afternoon, about 150 metres
from where her car was located.
Police thanked local residents for their assistance in
providing information, and for allowing searchers to access
The case has now been referred to the Coroner.