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Missing Czech Woman Found Dead In Urewera Ranges

32-year-old Czech Republic woman, Natalie Pedesova, has died after failing to return home from a hiking trip.

Police have confirmed she was found dead after a single-vehicle crash on Ruatahuna Road in Minginui.

"It is believed Natalie was travelling to Lake Waikaremoana from Ōpōtiki, on the evening of Sunday 27 August to undertake a day hike," a Police statement said.

Police also thanked members of the local community and iwi, who helped in finding Pedesova, and at the crash site.

Police said they are investigating the cause of the crash, and are making inquiries on the Coroner's behalf.


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