Woman’s body located at Maitland

Police will prepare a report for the information of the Coroner after the discovery of a woman’s body at Lorn earlier today.

About 11.30am (Sunday 7 December 2014) a kayaker located the woman’s body in the Hunter River and contacted emergency services.

Police from the Central Hunter Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene.

The area was examined by forensic specialists and the body was recovered with the assistance of the water police and rescue squad.

Police continue with their efforts to formerly identify the woman and a post mortem examination will be conducted.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner outlining the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death.

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