BOP mum‘s death treated as “unexplained”

Melissa Jones. Photo: NZ Police.

Police continue to make enquiries into the death of 25-year-old Bay of Plenty woman.

Melissa Jones' body was found by Lake Rotorua on the morning of Friday, October 18.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained.

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

The last confirmed sighting of her was on 4 September 2019 where she visited 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," says Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Caroline Wharton. 

"Police want to hear from anyone who has any information in relation to this incident."

Anyone with information - no matter how insignificant they may think it might be - please contact Rotorua Police on 07-349 9400 quoting file number 191018/9875, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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