Police find body of missing cyclist

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.

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