Body on Dunedin beach yet to be identified

06:08, Feb 26 2014

Police are working to identify the body of an elderly woman found on a Dunedin beach this morning.

A man walking his dog about 6am found the body in the sand on St Clair beach near tidal poles at the high tide mark, close to a popular walking track, police said. 

The body was clothed, but had no identification.

The circumstances of the woman’s death were not believed to be suspicious, police said.

Police cordoned off part of St Clair Esplanade where a blue towel lay, as well as an area on the steps of the St Clair Surf Club where another item, possibly a black glove, was found. 

The woman's body was removed about 10am.

Police said a post-mortem would be carried out this evening, and they hoped to release further details about the woman that might assist in identifying her tomorrow.