Body of Carissa Avison found at Muriwai

Carissa Avison
Carissa Avison went missing in a January (File)

Police have identified the body of a woman found in Woodhill Forest, Muriwai on Wednesday night as 21-year-old Carissa Avison. 

Ms Avison was reported missing in Auckland in late January 2017. 

Her death has been referred to the Coroner.

The police said in a statement their thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.