Missing British backpacker, 32, is found dead after she disappeared while out hi…
Missing British backpacker, 32, is found dead after she disappeared while out hiking in New Zealand
- Stephanie Simpson went hiking in Mount Aspiring National Park at the weekend
- Alarm raised when 32-year-old failed to turn up at her gardening job on Monday
- Police launched a search with helicopters and dogs before finding her backpack
- Her remains were discovered a short time later, close to where she was last seen
A missing British backpacker has been found dead after she disappeared while out hiking in New Zealand.
Stephanie Simpson, 32, was last seen by fellow hikers in Mount Aspiring National Park on the South Island on Saturday.
The alarm was raised when Miss Simpson, from Essex, failed to turn up at her landscaping job in the town of Wanaka on Monday, 45 miles from the park.
Police in New Zealand found her body around 1.40pm local time on Friday near an area of the park called Fantail Falls, close to where she was last seen.
The body of 32-year-old Stephanie Simpson, from Essex, has been found in the Mount Aspiring…