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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Statement to be attributed to Detective Senior Sergeant Damon Wells:

Police have now formally identified the body located in the Port Hills area on Monday morning.

A post mortem has confirmed it is that of 85-year-old Shirley Warrington who has been missing since 10 July 2021.

Shirley’s death is not being treated as suspicious and Police continue to make enquiries on behalf of the Coroner.

The Coroner will release their findings in due course.

Police would like to thank those who assisted by providing information, or helped with both the formal and informal searches for Shirley.

ENDS

A Message from Shirley’s family:

This has been an extremely difficult time for our family and we are relieved our mother has now been found.

We want to once again express our thanks and gratitude to all of the people who spent hours helping search for her.

The concern and care you showed for both Shirley, and our family, will always be greatly appreciated.

Note to Media: Shirley’s family respectfully asks for privacy at this time

ENDS

Issued by Police Media Centre

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