Mystery over woman's body found in sea

POLICE are investigating after the fully-clothed body of a woman was found in the sea off Suffolk and Essex.

Roddy Ashworth

POLICE are investigating after the fully-clothed body of a woman was found in the sea off Suffolk and Essex.

The body was sighted by crew on an anchored ship early this morning and reported to Thames Coastguard at Walton-on-the-Naze.

An RNLI lifeboat from Harwich was sent to the scene where the body was recovered from the water.


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It was taken ashore at Harwich Quay at about 9.30am.

A police spokesman said that inquiries were underway to try and identify the woman's body, which is thought to have only been in the water for a few hours before it was found.

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He added that the death is currently being treated as “unexplained”.

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