An elderly Wellington woman who went missing a second time, after being found and reunited with family, has now been found dead.

Police confirmed Sunday night Kebai Liu's body was found in a bush area in Woodridge about 7pm.

The 76-year-old had been missing since Friday morning.

"Police would like to thank the public for their assistance during the search for Kebai," a police spokeswoman said.

"Her death has been referred to the coroner."


Liu also disappeared from her home in Woodridge on Thursday night, before being found the following morning and reunited with family.

She disappeared a second time later the same day.