Bodies found in search for Raymond and James Fleet

6:39 pm on 17 August 2017

Police looking for a missing uncle and nephew say the discovery of two bodies in Mamaku Forest is being treated as suspicious.

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Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Raymond Fleet, 51, and James Fleet, 25, from Rotorua, were reported missing near Tauranga last Wednesday.

Police said the bodies they had found were yet to be formally identified, and a scene examination would take place tomorrow.

The disappearance was being treated as suspicious, and police said the deaths were too.

The Kaimai-Mamaku forest park is north west of Tauranga.

The Kaimai-Mamaku forest park is north west of Tauranga. Photo: Screenshot / GoogleMaps