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Body found at West Auckland property believed to be that of missing Waitakere woman

Police have discovered a body at a West Auckland property they believe to be that of missing Waitakere woman, Michelle Simpson.

The 50-year-old suffered from a mental impairment which meant she could become disorientated, police had said while appealing for assistance in the search for her.

While formal identification is yet to take place, police say the body is believed to be that of Michelle Simpson, who was last seen on Monday in Waitakere.

Her next of kin have been notified by police and the matter has been referred to the Coroner.

Michelle Simpson. Source: NZ Police