Murder charge laid – Northland

As stated by Acting Detective Inspector Kevan Verry, Northland Field Crime Manager:

A 61-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder after a body was located in an area of the Waipoua Forest, near State Highway 12, Waimamaku, this afternoon.

The body is believed to be that of Northland woman, Gaelene Bright, who was last spoken to at her home address in the early hours of 1 May.

/NZ Police Public Release. View in full here.