Body found near Thames

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A body has been found in the bush near Thames.

The body was discovered on Tuesday afternoon by a member of the public at Te Puru Forks.

It won't be recovered until Wednesday morning and the scene will be guarded overnight, a police spokesperson told Newshub.

Police have yet to formally identify the body.

Ann Louise Bunning has been missing from the same area since January. The 56-year-old was last seen at the Te Puru Holiday Park on January 30.