Body found in university lake

A body has been found in a lake in the grounds of the University of East Anglia in Norwich.

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Police name woman found in university lake

Nomeda Pundziene Credit: Credit: Norfolk Police

A woman whose body was found in a lake in Norwich has been named. Nomeda Pundziene, who was 43, was discovered in the UEA Broad on the morning of August 1st. She was a Lithuanian national living in Gertrude Road in the city.

A postmortem has proven inconclusive, but her death is not being treated as suspicious. Detectives are now keen to find out exactly what happened to her, and establish her movements in the days leading up to her death.

Police to release more details after lake death

Police are today expected to release more details about the woman found dead in the lake at the University of East Anglia in Norwich.

Her body was found in a lake in Norwich Credit: ITV News Anglia

Her body was discovered by an angler at the beginning of the month. She was identified on Friday as a 43-year-old Lithuanian, who had been living in the Norwich area.


Mystery lake body is identified

A woman's body discovered in a lake in Norwich more than a week ago, has been identified.

Police have said she was a 43-year-old Lithuanian who had been living in Norwich. She was formally identified by family members today.

Detective Inspector Richard Graveling said the death continued to be treated as unexplained.

He said: "This is a very tragic set of circumstances and a very upsetting time for the family who now need to come to terms with the loss of their loved one.

"I would like to offer my thanks to the media in keeping this case in the public eye which has undoubtedly helped to solve this mystery."

Police return to lake where body was found

University of East Anglia Broad Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are to return to the lake at the University of East Anglia in Norwich where a woman's body was found last week to carry out further searches.

The woman was fully clothed when she was discovered floating face down in the water. She had short dark brown hair which had been dyed auburn or dark red and was in her late thirties or early forties.

Yesterday (Monday) police released a photo of the black and flower printed dress she was wearing when her body was discovered.

Norfolk Police have released an image of the clothing found on the body of a woman discovered in a lake. Credit: Norfolk Police

Police renew appeals for information on woman's death

Police investigating the death of a woman found in a lake close to the University of East Anglia in Norwich say they've had little response to appeals for information.

Norfolk Police have received just 10 calls from the public and several enquiries from other police forces across the country concerning missing people, which have all been ruled out as lines of enquiry.

The woman, whose body was discovered on Thursday morning floating face-down in the water at the UEA, is described as white, 5ft 7, of slim build and aged in her late 30s or early 40s.

The death is being treated as unexplained.

We’ve had a limited response from the public and I would continue to urge anyone who believes they may have information concerning the identity of the woman to come forward.

We know this area of the campus is used regularly by members of the public including dog walkers and I would encourage anyone who has seen anything out of the ordinary in this area within the last week or so to come forward.”

– Detective Sergeant Dave Freeman, Norwich CID


Police close part of lake in death inquiry

Police at scene of body find on Thursday Credit: Norfolk Police

Police investigating the discovery of a woman’s body at the University of East Anglia UEA Broad in Norwich closed a small part of the lake this afternoon following the discovery of a shoe.

A fisherman found the shoe last night near to a jetty, and close to where the body was found.

A police search of the immediate area will now take place to establish if any other relevant objects to the case can be found.

The shoe will also be forensically examined to see if it belongs to the woman.

The death continues to be treated as unexplained. An initial post mortem examination proved inconclusive with further toxicology tests being carried out to help establish the cause of death

Police release new details on lake death investigation

Police at the scene Credit: Norfolk Police

Detectives have released more details about the woman found dead in a lake at the University of East Anglia in a bid to identify her.

Norfolk Police have revealed that the woman was aged between 30 and 40, had short brown hair, which showed signs of being dyed auburn or red.

The woman is 5ft 7 and of slim build. The woman’s body, which was clothed in what police described as "day wear", was found floating face down in the water by an angler at the UEA Broad at about 8.40am yesterday.

Detective Chief Inspector Dennis Lacey said: "I would ask anyone who is concerned about a friend or relative who may not have been seen or heard from recently who matches this description to get in touch with police."

A Home Office post mortem carried out at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital proved inconclusive and toxicology tests will now be carried out to help establish the cause of death.

Enquiries continue to establish the circumstances surrounding the discovery, including the examination of local CCTV cameras, including footage from a camera positioned near to the lake.

Anyone with information should contact Norwich CID on 101.

Post mortem on woman's body 'inconclusive'

Police seal off the area where the body was found Credit: PA

A post mortem examination has been carried out on the body of a woman pulled from a lake at the University of East Anglia.

The post-mortem proved to be inconclusive. The autopsy at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital was unable to establish the woman's age

Members of the public who witnessed the discovery said they believed she was "young".

Because of the state the body was found in. It is unclear how long she had been in the water.

Police were called to the lake at the UEA in Norwich yesterday morning the body was spotted floating face down in the water.

The woman does not appear to have been a student, visitor or member of staff and police are not linking it to any missing people cases in Norfolk, Suffolk or Cambridgeshire.

Detective Chief Inspector Dennis Lacey, from Norfolk CID, said:

"We now await the results of further tests to fully established the woman's cause of death and, in the meantime, will be stepping up our inquiries to identify her."

Searches, including using a helicopter, have been carried out in an attempt to work out where the woman entered the water and to find any trace of her belongings to help identify her.

A police cordon remains in place around the lake.

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