Woman's body found in bay off Sovereign Waters

UPDATE 4PM:

POLICE have confirmed the body found at Wellington Point late yesterday was that of a missing Holland Park woman, previously reported as Naima Hassan.

Ms Hassan’s body was found at the Sovereign Waters foreshore three days after she was reported missing by her family.

A Queensland Police Service spokesperson said no suspicious circumstances surrounded the 27-year-old’s death.

About 20 SES volunteers and police scoured Wellington Point Reserve for clues today after Ms Hassan’s body was found yesterday evening by a member of the public.

Her disappearance was described as out of character.

Ms Hassan was reported missing by family over the weekend after failing to make contact with them.

She was last seen by her family on Saturday, October 28, but was captured on CCTV buying a chocolate from a BP petrol station at Wellington Point about 10.3am the next day, on Sunday, October 28.

Her Nissan car was later found by police on Sunday evening parked at Wellington Point Reserve.

Concerns were held for her safety with an extensive land and air search triggered by the car’s find. 

The Queensland Police Service spokesperson said a report would be prepared for the coroner.

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BODY FOUND: A police search is under way from Wellington Point Reserve. Photo: Hannah Baker

BODY FOUND: A police search is under way from Wellington Point Reserve. Photo: Hannah Baker

POLICE are coordinating a search from Wellington Point Reserve following the discovery yesterday of a woman’s body at the Sovereign Waters foreshore, Wellington Point.

A Queensland Police Service spokesperson said the body was found by members of the public and police were contacted about 5.20pm.

A crime scene was declared and guarded overnight.

The spokesperson said while the woman had not been formally identified, detectives were liaising with the family of missing Holland Park woman Naima Hassan.

“Police are awaiting the result of a post-mortem examination and scientific testing to determine the woman’s identity and cause of death,” the spokesperson said.

Search coordinator Senior Sergeant Todd Sucic said the body was found in water and the search from Wellington Point was being assisted by 20 SES members, water police and police divers.

At the time of publishing, Wellington Point Reserve was still open to traffic. 

A crime scene has been established at the Sovereign Waters foreshore. Photo: Hannah Baker

A crime scene has been established at the Sovereign Waters foreshore. Photo: Hannah Baker

Twenty-seven-year-old Naima Hassan was last seen by family on Saturday morning, October 28.

She was last sighted at the BP Wellington Point about 10.30am on Sunday, when CCTV footage captured her buying a chocolate. 

Her vehicle was located by police at Wellington Point Reserve on Sunday afternoon, October 29.