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Body of missing British backpacker found in New Zealand

Written by on 14/02/2020

Police in New Zealand say they have found the body of missing British backpacker Stephanie Simpson.

Ms Simpson, from Essex, was last seen on Saturday 8 February, when it is believed fellow hikers spotted her walking along Brewster’s Track – a popular route in the Mount Aspiring National Park.

Friends last heard from her on Friday when she told them she was going to attempt a challenging four-hour hike at Mount Aspiring National Park on the South Island over the weekend.

She said she wanted to visit the Blue Pools and then do the Brewster Track.

Ms Simpson’s body was discovered early this morning – 1.40pm local time – in the Pyke Creek area.

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