Woman's body found in Brisbane but death is a mystery

Missing woman Naima Hassan. Picture: AAP Image/Queensland Police USE ONLY
Missing woman Naima Hassan. Picture: AAP Image/Queensland Police USE ONLY

A WOMAN'S body has been found in Brisbane's east.

The body was discovered by police late Tuesday afternoon in water off the suburb of Birkdale, near Wellington Point.

Police are yet to determine how the woman died and tests will be conducted this week.

Missing woman Naima Hassan.
Missing woman Naima Hassan.

The discovery comes four days after 27-year-old Holland Park woman Naima Hassan went missing in the area.

Police said while the woman has not been formally identified, detectives have been liaising with Ms Hassan's family.

Ms Hassan vanished on Saturday after travelling in a car to Wellington Point.

She was last seen on CCTV purchasing chocolate at the Wellington Point BP service station.

Her car was found at Wellington Point on Sunday afternoon with her wallet and a backpack with active wear inside.

Her phone and her phone charger are missing.

Her phone last pinged from Birkdale, a family member told The Courier-Mail yesterday.

Ms Hassan's disappearance has sparked searches at Wellington Point, King Island, North Stradbroke Island and Birkdale.

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