A teenage girl missing in Napier since last night has been found dead, police say.

Earlier today police appealed to the public for help in finding 15-year-old Ariana Reedy. Police and fire crews were searching for her, and had concerns for her well-being.

Reedy was last seen about 11pm in Napier.

"The 15-year-old who was reported missing earlier has been found deceased," police said tonight. "Her death is not considered suspicious and has been referred to the Coroner.

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"Police extend their sympathies to the family."

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