Mystery continues over Lake Wānaka death

by Peter Newport - Jan 06, 2024

Police are still trying to discover the circumstances behind the death of 32 year old Codey Jervis at Lake Wānaka on December 30th, 2023. His body was discovered near the Waterfall Creek track on December 31st.

Codey's LinkedIn profile shows over 500 contacts including former MP Todd Barclay.

Mr Jervis was previously living in London and working as a Business Development Director for WMG Agency, a UK digital marketing agency. Previously he'd worked in New Zealand, also in sales and marketing,  for companies in the pharmaceutical and medical technology sector, including Fisher and Paykel Healthcare.

The Herald has today published a brief obituary along with details of Codey's funeral to be held in Wellington on Monday January 8th.

"Codey Antony Jervis. Born February 25, 1991. Passed away on December 31, 2023. Much loved partner of Clarke, son of Marie and Wayne, adored brother of Renee, Ryan and Dean and dear friend to many. Taken from us far too soon, and always alive in our hearts and memories. Funeral to be held at Old St Pauls, Wellington, Monday 8 January at 2pm."

Source: NZ Herald Funeral Notice 

Police told Crux today that they were still making enquiries into the death on behalf of the Coroner to establish Codey's movements before his death. They say that there is currently no reason for the death to be treated as suspicious. 

Police say they would like to speak with anyone who may have been in the vicinity of Wanaka Mount Aspiring Road near Ruby Island Road or the nearby lake track between Waterfall Creek and Edgewater Hotel in Wanaka, who spoke to or saw Codey between 9:30pm on Saturday 30 December and 7:30am Sunday 31 December.

He is described as an athletic Caucasian male, wearing a light blue top underneath a dark coloured jacket, dark coloured pants and white sneakers.

Police would also like to speak to anyone who may have found or moved any clothing or personal items on the beachfront or surrounding area at Waterfall Creek between 30 December and 1 January.

Information can be provided to Police by calling 105, referencing file number 231231/9558.


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