Body found near Thames identified as missing woman

Ann Louise Bunning (NZ Police / supplied)
Ann Louise Bunning (NZ Police / supplied)

The body of a woman found near Thames last week has been identified as Ann Louise Bunning.

The 56-year-old had been missing since early this year, after she was last seen at the Te Puru Holiday Park on January 30.

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

Police said on Tuesday her death has been referred to the Coroner.