7 Jan 2018

NZ woman found floating off Thai island named

3:25 pm on 7 January 2018

A New Zealand woman whose body was found floating off a Thai island on Thursday has been named.

Phi Phi Island, Thailand.

Phi Phi Island, Thailand. Photo: jee1999/123RF

She was 24-year-old Renée Joy Hodgkinson.

In a statement, Ms Hodgkinson's family said she had been holidaying in Thailand, but they did not know the full details around her death.

Earlier this week, the Phuket News reported that Ms Hodgkinson had decided to stay by herself on Phi Phi island, instead of moving on with a tour.

Thai police are investigating the circumstances of her death.