February 17, 2020

Stephanie Simpson: New Zealand police find body of missing woman

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Stephanie Simpson is thought to have gone for a hike in Mount Aspiring National Park

Police looking for a British woman missing in New Zealand have said they have found her body.

Stephanie Simpson, 32, from Essex, is thought to have gone on a hike last weekend in Mount Aspiring National Park in the country’s South Island.

Searchers made the discovery at about 13:40 New Zealand time (00:40 GMT) on Friday in the Pyke Creek area, New Zealand Police said.

They had earlier found items they believed had belonged to her.

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The wilderness of Mount Aspiring National Park attracts a range of outdoor enthusiasts

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