Hare Krisna body mystery
By MADELEINE DOHERTY
A WOMAN whose body was found floating in a dam at the Hare Krishna farm near Murwillumbah is believed to have been staying at the retreat to sort out "troubles" with a male companion.
The body of the 30-year-old was found at Eungella by members of the Hare Krishna community around 8.30pm on Monday. Her death is being treated as suspicious.
Yesterday hoards of Lismore and Tweed police and detectives along with rescue services members with a boat swarmed over the 300ha property searching for evidence.
Tweed Heads Inspector Ross Wilkinson said the woman, who was not a member of the Hare Krishna community, had not been formerly identified, nor was anyone in custody over the death.
Insp Wilkinson stressed it was a serious investigation but he would not say what injuries, if any, the woman had sustained.
"She was located by community centre members, men and women, and at this stage we're treating the deceased as a suspicious death," Insp Wilkinson said.
But according to one long-time member of the Hare Krishna community it "appeared violence had been involved".
A man had been staying with the woman in one of the guest houses which were sometimes let to non-members.
"I believe the man, who was staying with the woman is helping police with investigations.