Third person charged with murder of Auckland teenager Jayden Mamfredos-Nair

Police have arrested and charged a third person with the murder of Auckland teenager Jayden Mamfredos-Nair, who hadn't been seen for more than eight months. 

It comes after police revealed on Saturday the body of Mamfredos-Nair was found at an Auckland property and two people - both aged 26 - were arrested and charged with murder.  

Mamfredos-Nair, 19, was reported missing from the Auckland suburb of Massey in April. 

On Sunday, Inspector Callum McNeill, of Waitematā provided an update on the homicide investigation, revealing a third arrest had been made. 

Insp McNeill said police arrested a 20-year-old man on Saturday night. 

"We have also charged this man with Jayden's murder," he said. 

The 20-year-old is expected to appear in the North Shore District Court on Monday alongside the two men arrested earlier on Saturday. 

Insp McNeill said police cannot rule out further arrests as part of the investigation. 

On Saturday, Insp McNeill provided an update on the homicide investigation saying police have been searching at a a property in Dairy Flat since Wednesday, resulting in a body being found. 

"While we still have to carry out formal identification procedures, from all of our enquiries to-date we believe this is Jayden," he said on Saturday. 

"This now brings an end to the search for Jayden, which has been ongoing for more than eight months. 

"I would like to acknowledge the absolute determination of the investigation team, who from day one has never given up in their work to locate Jayden and to bring about answers for his whānau." 

It had been a devastating ordeal for Mamfredos-Nair's whānau, Insp McNeill said. 

"We hope that this brings them some closure, in knowing that their boy can now be returned to them so he can be laid to rest."