11 May 2016

Police identify body found in Buller River

5:31 pm on 11 May 2016

Police have confirmed the body found in the Buller River yesterday is that of missing woman Rachel Stokes.

Ms Stokes was reported missing after her car was found crashed on State Highway Six in the southern Tasman District on Friday morning.

A ground and air search took place over the weekend for the 46-year-old.

Police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death, which has been referred to the coroner.

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