December 8 2013 Latest news:
Friday, August 9, 2013
Detectives investigating the discovery of a body at the University of East Anglia Broad have tonight confirmed that the woman has been identified.
Relatives attended Bethel Street Police Station in Norwich earlier this afternoon after being alerted to reports of the case in the media.
The woman, a 43-year-old Lithuanian national living in the Norwich area, was formally identified by family members earlier this evening.
Det Insp Richard Graveling said the death continued to be treated as unexplained.
He said: “This is a very tragic set of circumstances and a very upsetting time for the family who now need to come to terms with the loss of their loved one.”
“I would like to offer my thanks to the media in keeping this case in the public eye which has undoubtedly helped to solve this mystery.”
Extended family members are still to be informed and no further information concerning the woman’s identity will be released at this stage.
An angler at the UEA Broad found the woman’s body floating face-down in the water on August 1.
A post-mortem examination proved inconclusive and further toxicology tests are being carried out to help establish the cause of the woman’s death.
The woman, who was 5ft 7ins tall with short, dark hair, was wearing a black dress with peach roses pattern. Divers from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service carried out a search of the Broad on Tuesday to try and find any personal items belonging to the woman.