Woman found dead in car

Police are investigating the death of a woman found in a car in Whanganui today.

A Caucasian woman, understood to be in her 40s, was found in a green Toyota Camry stationwagon on Anzac Pde near Paul St at about 9.50am.

A passerby called the police after noticing the woman in the passenger seat of the car, Inspector Mark Clausen said.

The death is being treated as unexplained, with a post-mortem to be undertaken.

Police are seeking sightings of the car, which they believe may have been in the area for part of the weekend.

Anybody who has seen the woman or the vehicle is asked to contact Whanganui police on 06 349 0600.

Manawatu Standard