A woman found dead near Brisbane’s busy South Bank precinct could be connected with backpacker or student accommodation.

An unidentified young woman found dead in a south Brisbane riverside park may be a foreign student.

It is understood police were contacted on Monday afternoon, shortly before Detective Inspector Rod Kemp cancelled a media conference.

A police spokeswoman said detectives were investigating if the woman was a foreign student.

“The investigators said they were looking into accommodation, backpackers and student accommodation in Brisbane,” she told AAP.

Police divers searched the Brisbane River on Monday – three days after her body was found in a rotunda at Kurilpa Park, near Brisbane’s popular South Bank precinct.

Previously, police officers said they were searching for a murder weapon, but have not said what type.

Photos of the woman’s distinctive jewellery were released over the weekend, in the hope someone might come forward to identify the victim.

She’s believed to have been in her late teens or early 20s, with an olive complexion and slim build.

The jewellery she was wearing at the time included a gold ring with three diamonds, a silver skull ring, another silver ring with a pattern of opposing L shaped sections cut from the metal, and a silver chain bracelet.