Body found in Christchurch stream

Police have serious concerns for her welfare of Christine Barton.
Police say the body found is believed to be Christine Barton. Photo: Supplied

The body of a woman found in a stream in Hillmorton on Thursday evening is believed to be that of a missing Christchurch woman. 

Christine Barton, 63, has been missing since October 7. 

Police say a formal identification process is ongoing.

The death is not thought to be suspicious and will be referred to the coroner.