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Body found in Christchurch thought to be that of missing woman

Police believe a body found in Christchurch's Hillmorton is that of 63-year-old Christine Barton, reported missing on Monday.

The body was located yesterday evening, police said in a statement today.

Ms Barton was last seen on October 3. Stuff reports her body was found in a stream.

Police say a formal identification process is ongoing, but the death is not thought to be suspicious and will be referred to the Coroner.

Christine Barton. Source: NZ Police