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Police seek information after young woman's body found next to Lake Rotorua


Police have asked for the public's help as they investigate the discovery of a woman's body by Lake Rotorua last month.

Melissa Jones. Source: Supplied

The death of Melissa Jones, 25,  is currently being treated as unexplained.

Ms Jones' body was found by Lake Rotorua on the morning of Friday October, 18.

The last confirmed sighting of her was on September 4, where she visited the Rotorua First Credit Union.

"Jones leaves behind her family, including two young children and they are keen for answers as to what happened to cause this tragic incident," says Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Caroline Wharton.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Rotorua Police on 07-349 9400 quoting file number 191018/9875, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.