Police are yet to formally identify the elderly woman whose body was found at the northern end of Moonee Beach on Wednesday morning.
Police are yet to formally identify the elderly woman whose body was found at the northern end of Moonee Beach on Wednesday morning. Trevor Veale

Body of woman found in dunes north of Coffs Harbour

FRIDAY, 9AM: POLICE say they are yet to formally identify an elderly woman, whose body was found at the northern end of Moonee Beach on Wednesday.

Beach walkers discovered the body of a woman, who was aged between 70 and 75 about 9am. 

Police attended the location a short time later and began investigations into the cause of death.  

Officers prepared a brief of information for the coroner. 

A postmortem will be carried out to identify the cause of death, however police said this morning they are not treating the death as suspicious. 

Officers have spent the past three days trying to positively identify the woman and notify family members. 

Police said there have been no recent missing person cases filed in Sandy Beach or Emerald Beach. 

Anyone with information on the woman's identity or the circumstances leading to her death should phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000  

 

WEDNESDAY, 6PM: BEACHGOERS made the tragic discovery of a woman's body at the northern end of Moonee Beach on Wednesday below Emerald Beach's Look At Me Now Headland.

A crime scene was established at the location and officers spent the day seeking to identify the woman who was aged between 70 and 75 years of age.

People walking the beach found the woman's body located in sand dunes, authorities were told.  

Police said a post mortem will be carried in due time to identify the cause of death.

Officers have committed their efforts to identifying the deceased woman and notifying family members. 

 

WEDNESDAY, NOON: POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman after a body was located on a beach north of Coffs Harbour.

About 9.30am today police attended the northern end of Moonee Beach after a walker had discovered the body of a woman on the beach.

The woman is yet to be identified; however police believe she is aged between 70-75-years-old.

A crime scene has been established and police are now appealing for any information about the circumstances leading to the woman's death, or can help police with her identity, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police will prepare a brief for the information of the coroner.



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