24 Jun 2018

Body found in Coromandel bush

5:51 pm on 24 June 2018

A body thought to be that of a man missing in Coromandel bush has been found near Castle Rock.

Shannon Earle Makowharemahihi, 37, was last seen on 1 June.

The body was found yesterday, about one kilometre off the Castle Rock Track, in very dense bush.

Police said he was a spiritual person who was known to go into the bush to meditate.

A formal identification has not been made yet.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.