Body found in Auckland's Woodhill Forest

Police car
Police are at the scene (file)

Police say a body has been found in Woodhill Forest, Muriwai, but haven't confirmed whether it is missing Auckland woman Carissa Avison. 

A search has been underway in the forest for the missing 21-year-old, who hasn't been seen since January.

While police have yet to formally identify the body, a post on the Muriwai & Waimauku Area Community Group Facebook page made Thursday morning claimed it belonged to Ms Avison.

Police are at the scene.

Carissa Avison (supplied)
Carissa Avison (supplied)

Ms Avison was last seen at a Hunting and Fishing store in Holder Pl, on Auckland's North Shore. She received a ride from Holder Pl to Coast Rd in Muriwai on Auckland's west coast on January 26.