10 May 2017

Police find body believed to be missing woman

5:06 pm on 10 May 2017

A body found in a Palmerston North home is believed to be that of Chelsea Brunton, who went missing four days ago.

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Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

The 21-year-old disappeared on Saturday from the mental health ward at Palmerston North Hospital.

Police have helped her family in searching for her since then, but called off the search after a body was found at a home in the city today.

They said while the body had not been formally identified it was believed to be that of Ms Brunton.

A post mortem will be held, but police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.