"It's both sad and concerning to police that there are older members of the community who don't have anyone looking out for their wellbeing."
In the last year, Turners and Growers in Hawke's Bay have employed 204 workers from the Ministry of Social Development’s books.
Police believe a body found on Saturday is that of Mr Latimer. Formal identification will be carried out today.
Police have found a body they believe is that of missing man Alex Latimer after they made two arrests in relation to his alleged assault by two men.
The region was pummelled by wet weather in the previous days, with flooding reported widely across the Bay.