Body Found Believed To Be Missing Boy, Alex

Publish Date
Thursday, 8 October 2015, 3:34PM
Photo- NZ Herald

Photo- NZ Herald

The body of a boy believed to be missing 10-year-old Alex Fisher has been found.

A homicide investigation was now underway, Manawatu area commander Inspector Sarah Stewart said at a media conference this afternoon.

The boy's body was seen in the Waitarere Beach area, spotted by a helicopter at around 1pm.

A ground search team found his body.

Alex's family were "devastated by the news," Inspector Sarah Stewart said.

"Obviously this is absolutely the worst outcome."

The cause of the boy's death was yet to be established.