22 Nov 2019

Plea for information after woman's death in Rotorua

3:17 pm on 22 November 2019

Police are asking for information in relation to the death of a 25-year-old woman in Rotorua more than a month ago.

Melissa Jones was found dead on 18 October.

Melissa Jones was found dead on 18 October. Photo: Supplied / Police

Melissa Jones' body was found at Lake Rotorua on 18 October.

Her death is being treated as unexplained.

Police are seeking help from the public to establish Ms Jones' movements before her death.

Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Caroline Wharton said the last confirmed sighting of Ms Jones alive was six weeks earlier, at 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," she said.

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