A man has been charged with manslaughter after a suspected hit and run incident near New Plymouth.
Anne Elizabeth McCullough, 45, was found dead in the back seat of a car on Saturday, near a place known as Meeting of the Waters, south of New Plymouth.
Detective Senior Sergeant Grant Coward said she appeared to have been running in a nearby rural area on Saturday when she was hit by a car and killed.
A man, 27, is charged with manslaughter.
Police are asking the public to report any sightings of a purple Holden Commodore that Ms McCullough was found in.