Body found in Woodhill Forest

Publish Date
Thursday, 16 February 2017, 9:49AM

A body has been found in Woodhill Forest, where the search for missing Auckland woman Carissa Avison was focussed.

A member of the public found the body, said a police spokeswoman.

Police officers remain at the scene, in West Auckland.

The body has yet to be formally identified and police could not confirm whether the body was that of Avison, who hasn't been seen since January.

No information was available about whether the body was male or female, the spokeswoman said.

The search for Avison focussed on Woodhill Forest, before being suspended earlier this month.

The 21-year-old was last seen at the Hunting and Fishing store in Holder Pl, Rosedale, on Auckland's North Shore about 10am on Thursday, January 26.

She did not show up for work that morning, despite leaving her Dockside Lane home in the city centre, about 8.30am.


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