18 May 2015

Body found near where hunter went missing

2:20 pm on 18 May 2015

Canterbury police have found a body near the upper Tengawai River, where a hunter went missing last month.

Sixty-three year-old Murray Edge became separated from a friend he was hunting with on 19 April.

Inspector Dave Gaskin said the body was in a rugged scrub-filled area, so officers would complete a scene examination before the body was recovered.

Mr Gaskin said police were not speculating on whether the body is that of Mr Edge, and would not release details until a formal identification process had been completed, and next of kin notified.

The death was referred to the Coroner.

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