1 Dec 2013

Death of woman found in harbour "not suspicious"

3:40 pm on 1 December 2013

Police in Wellington say the death of a woman whose body was found in the city's harbour is not being treated as suspicious.

The body was spotted by a passer-by near the East by West ferry terminal about 8pm on Saturday.

Police believe the woman was in her mid-30s but it is not known if they have identified her.

Acting Detective Sergeant Caroline Martin said police had been seeking sightings of a Pakeha woman wearing a dark-coloured sweatshirt and black leggings near the harbour over the past week.

The death has been referred to the coroner.