Body found in Lake Wakatipu

SARAH-JANE O'CONNOR
Last updated 19:41 30/05/2014
Renee Lisa Barrett
FOUND: Renee Lisa Barrett

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The body of a missing Queenstown woman has been found in Lake Wakatipu, police say.

Renee Lisa Barrett, 42, had been missing for about a week.

Police and Land Search and Rescue volunteers began searching for Barrett last Friday.

Searchers found the body about 12pm today during a shoreline search in the Kelvin Heights area. It was about 150 metres from where Barrett's car had been found.

Police thanked Queenstown residents for help in providing information and allowing them to search on private property.

The case has been referred to the coroner.

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