Death not suspicious



POLICE are no longer treating the death of a 30-year-old Tweed Heads woman at the Hare Krishna farm near Murwillumbah as suspicious.

Police were called to the Hare Krishna retreat on Tyalgum Road at Eungella on Monday evening after members of the sect found the body floating in a dam on the property.

A crime scene was established and the body flown to Brisbane for a post mortem examination in the presence of a homicide detective.

Following the results of the post mortem, police yesterday morning announced they were no longer treating the death as suspicious and that the homicide squad was no longer part of the investigation.

Inspector Greg Carey yesterday said he was unable to elaborate on the preliminary results of the post mortem other than to say the pathologist had advised that the death was not suspicious.

Insp Carey dismissed reports that the woman had received head injuries as a result of violence.

"The head injuries are not consistent with violence. We have spoken to numerous witnesses and violence is not an issue," he said.

Asked what factors may have led to her death, Insp Carey said it was too soon to say.

"Toxicology examinations or tests could take up to three months to return from the laboratories and it would be inappropriate to say something which may be disproved," he said.



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