Body found believed to be missing woman

Elicia Hughes-Sutherland was last seen on 19 May. Photo: supplied
Elicia Hughes-Sutherland was last seen on 19 May. Photo: supplied
A body found in Hunua is believed to be that of missing woman Elicia Hughes-Sutherland.

The body was found by a member of the public near Falls Rd in Hunua, a rural township southeast of Auckland, about 3pm yesterday, police said.

While the formal identification process was still under way, police believed it was the body of Hughes-Sutherland.

The 25-year-old was last seen on May 19 this year.

Teams of people have searched for her in the Hunua Falls, Cosseys and Wairoa Reservoir areas.

Police have spoken with Hughes-Sutherland's family and are offering them support.

Inquiries are continuing.

 

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