Mystery as woman with dreadlocks is found dead near a mountain road – as tributes flow in for the ‘funny, free-spirited’ 21-year-old
- Rosalie Anderson-Hill, 21, was found dead in Heathcote Valley, Christchurch
- Police said she died near Summit Rd between Sunday and the early Monday
- Her death is being treated as unexplained and witnesses urged to come forward
- Tributes have started pouring in for the ‘funny, free-spirited’ and ‘vibrant’ woman
The mysterious death of a young ‘funny, free-spirited’ woman has police stumped, with witnesses urged to come forward.
Rosalie Anderson-Hill, 21, was found dead near Summit Rd in Heathcote Valley, in Christchurch in New Zealand, on Monday in unexplained circumstances.
Police believe she died between Sunday and the early hours of Monday morning.
‘At this time we are treating the woman’s death as unexplained while we piece together a timeline of her movements,’ Detective Senior Sergeant Damon Wells said in a statement.
Rosalie Anderson-Hill (pictured), 21, was found dead near Summit Rd in Heathcote Valley, Christchurch, on Monday
Tributes have begun pouring in for Ms Anderson-Hill on Facebook, where friends have set up a page in her memory.
‘I honestly still can’t believe you are gone. You were a ray of light that touched hearts with who ever you were talking to. Shine bright and fly high Rosie,’ one post read.
‘You were that funny, free spirited, friend I always adored and when we were together we just clicked.
Another person added: ‘I still can’t believe you are gone. I don’t even know what life without Rosie is like, all I know is that it sucks.’
‘I am absolutely heartbroken. Your presence was always gorgeous, vibrant and fun to be around. I treasure our chats and laughs.’
A third person said: ‘I hope wherever you are now that your safe and at peace. Shine bright beautiful star’.
A family member has invited friends to join them in painting Ms Anderson-Hill’s coffin to ‘make it all nice and pretty for her’, prior to a home service farewell in their garden later this week.
‘Her beauty has touched the souls of many never will we forget your radiant contagious joy sending love out to everyone that helped shape her into such a beautiful women,’ the post on Tuesday read.
‘Love and heart ache will not bring you back, I pray you find your way home in our hearts forever will you stay we love you more than you could ever know.’
Police would like to hear from anyone who saw Ms Anderson-Hill walking in the Mt Pleasant, Lyttelton or Summit Rd areas overnight Sunday through to Monday morning
Police would like to hear from anyone who was near the Cattlestop Crag climbing rock area on Sunday, or who saw Ms Anderson-Hill walking in the Mt Pleasant, Lyttelton or Summit Rd areas overnight Sunday through to Monday morning.
She was described as slim, about 160 centimetres tall and had dreadlocked blonde hair.
Ms Anderson-Hill was wearing a dressing gown with a hood, white and blue long pants with a paisley pattern, and black and white shoes.
She may also have had a Globe-branded longboard, which was about 1 metre long and had a slight dip in the middle of it.
Detective Senior Sergeant Wells said the longboard was still missing and police would like to hear from anyone who might have found it.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 105 and quote file number 201026/8376.
Police would like to hear from anyone who was near the Cattlestop Crag climbing rock area (pictured) on Sunday where Ms Anderson-Hill was later found