Brantford police are seeking assistance from the public as officers continue an investigation into the discovery of the body of a 60-year-old Brantford woman in Mohawk Lake on Thursday afternoon.
Police last week identified the deceased as Darlene Cyrenne.
Police say an autopsy was performed on Friday in an effort to determine a cause of death.
Const. Natalie Laing said during an interview that police have not yet received a report on the findings of the autopsy and officers are treating the discovery as a sudden death investigation.
"At this point, it would be inappropriate to speculate on anything," Laing said.
Police say Cyrenne is described as 5'4" tall, with a medium build and medium-length reddish-brown hair. She was last seen wearing a black down-filled winter coat, blue jeans, black sunglasses and carrying a tan purse.
Detectives continue to interview witnesses and review surveillance video.
Cyrenne's body was found late Thursday afternoon by a resident who contacted police. Cyrenne had been reported missing by her spouse earlier in the day on Thursday. Police last week said there were no obvious signs of a cause of death.
Officers are asking anyone who was in Mohawk Park during the morning or early afternoon on Thursday to contact Det. Dave Minutillo of the major crime unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2272.