Police have confirmed body is Barbara Moka

Police have confirmed that a body found at Omanaia area on Wednesday was that of Rawene woman Barbara Ann Moka.

The 32-year-old mother of four was last seen at a tangi in the early hours of June 9.

A police search was upgraded to a homicide inquiry after her body was found in bush about 800m from Te Piiti Marae.

The body was returned to her family after a post mortem in Auckland on Thursday.

Full results of the post mortem will be available within the next few weeks.

- Northern Advocate

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