26 Jun 2009

Body of missing lawyer found

2:59 pm on 26 June 2009

Christchurch police have found the body of a lawyer who disappeared on Wednesday.

Jonathan McCarthy, 50, was reported missing after he failed to show up for a work appointment in Kaikoura.

A police spokesperson says Mr McCarthy's grey Subaru station wagon was found on a road near Taylors Mistake beach in Christchurch on Thursday afternoon.

A search of the shore line was conducted and his body found nearby.

Police say his death is not suspicious and have referred the case to the coroner.