Police believe a body found in Central Otago yesterday is that of a missing 21-year-old man.

The body was found last night at Clock Hill, Alexandra.

Police said a formal identification is yet to be done but believe the body belongs to a 21-year-old man who had been reported missing from Alexandra.

Next-of-kin are being advised and enquires are continuing, police said.

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