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Body at beach confirmed as missing Khandallah woman

The body recovered at a Wairarapa beach yesterday has been formally identified, with Police confirming it is Sonam Shelar, who was reported missing on Saturday from Cashmere Avenue, Wellington.

The body was found by surfers around lunchtime, and a  post mortem is now complete.

The investigation continues, with the Police National Dive Squad undertaking a search at Wellington’s south coast today.

They are working closely with Sonam’s family to ascertain further facts, and continue to support them.

The inquiry team continues to appeal to residents in Khandallah to share any CCTV camera footage or images that show the road or street in the areas of Cashmere Avenue, Onslow Road, Box Hill, Burma Road, Agra Crescent.

Any further information can also be shared with Police on (04) 381 2000 or via email to