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Body confirmed to be missing woman

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 17/02/2017
Carissa Avison. © NZ Police Carissa Avison.

Police have confirmed the body found in Woodhill Forest at Muriwai this week was that of missing woman Carissa Avison.

The 21-year-old was last seen leaving her home on Dockside Lane in Auckland Central on the morning of January 26 and was given a ride to Muriwai, on Auckland's West Coast.

There had been a search for her and then a member of the public found the body on Wednesday night.

On Friday police said the body had been formally identified and the matter has been referred to the coroner.

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