POLICE have renewed their appeal for information following the discovery of a woman’s body in Helmsley.

The body of 49-year-old Rina Yasutake was discovered at an address on Bondgate at about 6pm on Tuesday, September 25.

Police released her identity later that week and requested that anyone with information come forward.

Now the force has repeated its request for details, no matter how insignificant the information may seem.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Nichola Holden, said: “Thank you once again to the local community for their understanding while we carry out what is a very sensitive investigation into Rina’s death, and to those who have come forward with information so far.

“No matter how insignificant it may seem we continue to appeal to anyone who knew Rina, or may have seen her in the months prior to her body being found, to get in touch. You can contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and pass information

to the Force Control Room, quoting incident number 12180179672.

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

The three people who were arrested in connection with the incident - a 75-year-old woman, a 46-year-old man and a 51-year-old woman - remain on bail, the police added.

Last week it was revealed that Rina had been a top student in her school days, had won a scholarship to a prestigious private school and reportedly attended Cambridge University.

A school friend from her time at Queen Mary’s school described her as “an amazing artist and a lovely girl.”