A body found in a Palmerston North home is believed to be that of Chelsea Brunton, who went missing four days ago.
The 21-year-old disappeared on Saturday from the mental health ward at Palmerston North Hospital.
Police have helped her family in searching for her since then, but called off the search after a body was found at a home in the city today.
They said while the body had not been formally identified it was believed to be that of Ms Brunton.
A post mortem will be held, but police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.