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Police are investigating the suspicious death of a woman in a car that crashed into the Tweed River last year.

On October 18 last year, 57-year-old Michelle Lord was a passenger in a silver 2004 model Nissan 350z, driving east along the Tweed Valley Way, Tumbulgum,

Police have been told about half a kilometre east of Riverside Drive, the car left the road and crashed into the Tweed River.

When officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command arrived, the 51-year-old male driver was out of the vehicle assisting Ms Lord, who was rescued and airlifted to the Gold Cost University Hospital in a serious condition.

She was pronounced dead on October 20.

Strike Force Coval was established with the assistance of Queensland Police Homicide Squad to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

About 10.30am last Wednesday (April 27), police raided a home in south east Queensland and seized a number of items for forensic examination.

Police have released images of Mrs Lord and are appealing for public assistance to help piece together her movements before her death.

A Nissan 350z, similar to the one Ms Lord was being driven in. Photo Police Media
A Nissan 350z, similar to the one Ms Lord was being driven in. Photo Police Media

An image of a vehicle similar to the one involved in the crash has also been released and investigators are urging anyone who may have witnessed the crash or been in the area at the time to come forward.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Tweed Heads Police Station on (07) 5536 0999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

 


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