14 Nov 2018

Body found in search for missing Auckland woman

5:19 pm on 14 November 2018

A body has been found in the search for a missing West Auckland woman.

Missing Auckland woman Michelle Simpson

Missing Auckland woman Michelle Simpson Photo: Supplied / NZ Police

In a statement, police said the body was recovered at a property within the search area and it was believed to be that of Michelle Simpson, who was reported missing on Monday.

The police helicopter was used in the search and police also searched dense bush.

Police said it has notified next of kin and the matter has been referred to the Coroner.

Ms Simpson, 50, was mentally impaired and police said earlier today she was likely to be confused and disoriented.

She was last seen walking along Wairere Road in Waitakere at about 11.30am on Monday morning.