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Post mortem completed on Coral

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A post mortem has today found that six year old Coral Burrows died from a brain injury.

Detective Inspector Rod Drew, head of Operation Reef, says he’s not prepared to provide any additional comment in relation to the post mortem as this information is part of the case to be presented to court.

&#34I can understand why people are interested in how Coral died, but I’m not prepared to jeopardise our investigation and the court proceedings by going into the details.&#34

Mr Drew says speculative reports about Coral’s death and how she was found are unhelpful to the investigation and distressing for her family.

Police have advised Coral’s family on the cause of death. Her body has been released to the family for funeral arrangements. The indications are that a memorial service will be held at St Theresa’s Church, Featherston, at midday on Tuesday with a funeral service in Matamata on Friday.