Name of hunter found dead in Wairarapa released

  • 20/12/2016
Police tape
Police Tape (file)

A hunter found dead in remote lower North Island bush has been named by police.

Carterton man Trevor Patrick Burke, 60, was reported missing after failing to return from an overnight hunt in the Tora Bush, in the Wairarapa, on Sunday.

Land Search and Rescue teams found his body on Monday morning.

Police said Mr Burke was an experienced hunter, but unfamiliar with the area.

The death has been referred to the coroner.

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