December 13 2013 Latest news:
Peter Walsh, Crime correspondent
Thursday, August 15, 2013
This is the first picture of the woman whose body was found in the UEA Broad which has been released after she was named by police who are still trying to solve the mystery surrounding her death.
Forty-three-year-old Nomeda Pundziene, a Lithuanian national living in Gertrude Road in the city, was identified on Friday, August 9.
Her body was discovered in the UEA Broad on the morning of Thursday 1 August. A post mortem examination proved inconclusive, however the death is not being treated as suspicious.
Norfolk Constabulary is continuing to carry out inquiries on behalf of HM Coroner and Detective Inspector Richard Graveling hopes that people who knew Nomeda can help piece together what happened to her.
“Her family initially had no cause for concern when they did not see her for a number of days as they believed her to be staying elsewhere. However, when they were made aware of the media coverage surrounding the discovery in the lake they came to Bethel Street Police Station and we have sadly been able to confirm that the body was that of Nomeda.
“I now want to hear from anyone who may have been with Nomeda, or saw or spoke to her between Saturday 20 July andThursday 1 August, so I can establish her movements leading up to her death. I am very grateful for the publicity that has consistently kept this case in the public eye over the past fortnight, and hope that more people will come forward as a result of this latest appeal so I can present a full report to the coroner for inquest and give some answers to her family.”
Police are also issuing a photo of Nomeda chosen by her family. Anyone with information on Nomeda which may assist the investigation should call Norwich CID on 101.
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