A body found in bushes on a bank above the Waikato River on
Sunday has been formally identified as that of 70-year-old
Kawhia man, Trevor Smith.
Detective Sergeant Andrew Mortimore of Hamilton CIB said
police expressed condolences to Mr Smith's family.
"We would also like to acknowledge all the people who
physically assisted in the search from the Search and Rescue
volunteers through to the large contingent of family and
Mr Mortimore said searchers also wanted to acknowledge all
the members of the public who provided information to police
in the search for Mr Smith.
"The matter has now been referred to the Coroner."