Body found in search for missing Mt Albert woman

Source: 1News

Police have located a body, they believe to be Lena Harrap, who went missing while out on a walk from her Mt Albert home on Wednesday morning. 

While a formal identification process is yet to take place, Inspector Jason Homan confirmed to 1News that it is believed to be Harrap. 

The 28-year-old, who is vision impaired and has Down syndrome, was last seen around 6am when she departed on a walk.

She was reported missing around 1pm by her family when she didn't return.

"Police have been in the process of notifying next of kin and will be supporting the family through Victim Support," Inspector Homan said. 

"Police are making enquiries to establish what exactly has happened and a post mortem is due to be completed tomorrow." 

An investigation into the circumstances of Harrap's death are ongoing, with a significant police presence in Owairaka Doman in relation to the incident.