Wellington waterfront death 'not suspicious'

Last updated 12:10 01/12/2013

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Police believe the death of a woman found in Wellington Harbour last night was not suspicious.

Central communications shift manager Paul Jermy said detectives investigating the incident had "a strong indication" of the women's identity.

Police had contacted who they believed were her relatives, who lived out of Wellington, the inspector said.

"We haven't been able to confirm her identity yet, but we also don't believe it's suspicious."

Police appealed for sightings of a woman, described as European, aged in her mid 30s, after a body was found in Wellington Harbour last night.

She was wearing a dark-coloured sweatshirt, black leggings with a red and black backpack and had been in the Wellington area since November 21.

Acting Detective Sergeant Caroline Martin said police were contacted by a member of the public who came across the body in the water near the East by West ferry terminal at about 8pm.

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- Fairfax Media

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