30 Jun 2010

Body found near Arthur's Pass identified

11:01 am on 30 June 2010

Police have confirmed the body found near Arthur's Pass on Tuesday is that of missing Greymouth man Peter Bell.

Mr Bell, 54, went missing on 3 June.

His van was found at Klondyke Corner on Sunday night, prompting a search by a group of about 40 people, and his body was discovered about 300 metres from the vehicle.

Police say the death is not suspicious and the matter will be reported to the coroner.