Body found in West Auckland forest confirmed as missing North Shore woman

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Police have confirmed the body found in Woodhill Forest at Muriwai this week was that of missing woman Carissa Avison.

Missing 21-year-old Carissa Avison was last seen on Thursday and her family became concerned when she failed to turn up to work.

Missing 21-year-old Carissa Avison was last seen on Thursday and her family became concerned when she failed to turn up to work.

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The 21-year-old was last seen leaving her home on Dockside Lane in Auckland Central on the morning of January 26 and was given a ride to Muriwai, on Auckland's west coast.

There had been a search for her and then a member of the public found the body on Wednesday night.

Today police said the body had been formally identified and the matter has been referred to the coroner.

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