17 Feb 2017

Body in forest was missing woman, police confirm

6:54 pm on 17 February 2017

Police have confirmed the body found in a west Auckland forest is that of missing Auckland woman, Carissa Avison.

Carissa Avison.

Carissa Avison. Photo: Supplied

The 21-year-old was last seen late last month at a hunting and fishing store before she was dropped off in Muriwai.

Police recovered her body in Woodhill Forest on Wednesday night.

Her death has been referred to the Coroner.