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.