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Woman found dead in Hamilton river named

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 19/10/2016

A woman found dead in the Waikato River in Hamilton has been named by police.

The body of 23-year-old Hamilton woman Beth Christina Winfield was found by a member of the public near Ann St in Forest Lake on Wednesday.

Police say the death is still being treated as unexplained and are now looking for sightings of a black Subaru parked on the banks of the Waikato River on Wednesday afternoon.

They said Ms Winfield's body was found in the river near the car on Ann Street.

"Ms Winfield was believed to have been throwing a ball and playing with her two dogs on the river bank yesterday afternoon, police said.

"Loud music was reported to have been coming from the vehicle throughout the afternoon."

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