Friday, 17 February 2017 - 5:26pm
Police have formally identified the body of a woman found in Woodhill Forest, Muriwai on Wednesday night.
The body is that of Carissa Avison, 21-years-old, who was reported missing in Auckland in late January 2017.
Her death has been referred to the Coroner.
Police's thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.
Issued by Police Media Centre