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British Woman Goes Missing, Cops Find Dead Body in Pyke Creek Area

Police conducted search operation for a British woman who went missing last weekend in Mount Aspiring National Park of South Island. Apparently, the woman’s body was found on Friday.

As per reports, the British woman, Stephanie Simpson (32) went on a hike and went missing. With a thorough search, the police found her dead body at 13:40 New Zealand time (00:40 GMT) in the Pyke Creek area.

The British woman was identified by her belongings. She lived in the Wanaka area since November. She works as a landscaper.

A thermal imaging aircraft, dog teams, helicopter and rescue teams failed to find any trace of her on Thursday. New Zealand police state the search is difficult because of the area’s size and terrain. On Friday, the search continued with more teams focused on the park’s Pyke location.

Police find a “box” and a pair of boots that believe to be theirs, police state before search teams find her body. The West Coast Search and Rescue Sgt. Mark Kirkwood said the police wanted to thank all those involved in the search for their “considerable efforts.”

People post on a crowdfunding page set up by a friend. This is to assist the rescue team at LANDSTAR spoke of the tragedy. Another, who want to remain anonymous, thank those who trace her. He states that she is “a bright light among many and that those who knew her will be sadly missed.”

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