Autopsy reveals Devora Howard drowned as police investigation continues | jennynoise
Police are still unsure if the death of the Central Coast woman was suspicious, and are asking anyone with information to come forward.
Earlier that morning, Ms Howard's dog had been found wandering on the beach near her home in the nearby town of Wamberal. A passer-by took the dog to her home, where her mother called the police.Ms Howard was last seen wearing white jeans and a grey jumper about 10pm on Monday. She was not wearing the jumper when her body was found, and police have been unable to locate the piece of clothing despite searching the beach.
AdvertisementLoadingPolice last week said they were "keeping an open mind" and hoped the post-mortem examination would help shed light on how Ms Howard died, with possible marks on her neck to be examined.They spoke to "a number of male persons" who were known to Ms Howard, none of whom were considered persons of interest.
But on Thursday morning police said the autopsy revealed the cause of Ms Howard's death was drowning, and they still do not have enough information to determine whether or not it was suspicious."Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a 56-year-old woman after her body was located near a central coast boat ramp last week.
"The results of a post-mortem have revealed that the cause of death was drowning. Investigation continues through Strike Force Pittendrigh into the circumstances leading up to the woman's death." Read more: The Sydney Morning Herald »
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