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Body found in hunt for missing woman

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 10/05/2016

Rachel Stokes © NZ Police Rachel Stokes A body has been found in the police search for a missing South Island woman.

Police say a woman's body was discovered in the Buller River near Murchison before noon on Tuesday while searching for missing Wakefield woman Rachel Stokes.

The 46-year-old's car was found crashed on State Highway 6 near the Kawatiri Junction on Friday morning, prompting a large search including police dogs and helicopters.

Police say they have yet to identify the body and have declined to make further comments.

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