Case 3: Crime of the Week - Melissa Jones Death, Rotorua

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Case 3: Crime of the Week - Melissa Jones Death, Rotorua

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  • Case 3: Crime of the Week - Melissa Jones Death, Rotorua
  • Case 3: Crime of the Week - Melissa Jones Death, Rotorua
  • Case 3: Crime of the Week - Melissa Jones Death, Rotorua

Ten 7, Episode

30
15th October 2020

Police in Rotorua are investigating the circumstances around the death of Melissa Jones, who was located on the shore of Lake Rotorua in October 2019.

Melissa was last seen on the 8th of September 2019 on Toru Street Hillcrest, Rotorua. Her body was discovered several weeks later on the 18th of October in Lake Rotorua. It is unclear how, where and when she died.

Police are piecing together her last movements and are appealing to anyone who may have seen Melissa after Sunday the 8th of September 2019. She was last seen wearing a black mesh top, black pants and a red garment she was wearing around her mid-waist. These items were not on her when she was found.

Melissa’s family are desperate for answers.

If you have any information regarding Melissa’s whereabouts after Sunday 8th of September 2019, her missing clothing, or how she ended up in the Lake Rotorua, please contact police and help bring some closure to her family.