Tuesday, 29 August 2006 - 3:55pm |
National News

Pukerua Bay body identified

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Porirua Police have identified a body recently found at Pukerua Bay as that of missing Palmerston North man James Morton Alexander.

Mr Morton was 75 at the time of his disappearance from Palmerston North on 25 June.

Dental records were used to identify his body which was found amongst the rocks at Pukerua Bay on 20 August. It's thought that his body had been washed from the Manawatu River and down the coast.

The death has been referred to the coroner.


Released by:

Kaye Calder

Wellington Police District communications manager

tel 04 496 3464