Members of the public searching for a missing pensioner in Hamilton have found a body.

While police say it's too early to say who it is, the only person missing in that area has been 84-year-old Raymond 'Curly' Stirling who hasn't been seen since January 15.

Police stopped their official search a week later, but family and friends have continued to search every day for their beloved father and grandfather.

Raymond suffered mild dementia and was known to flag down people for a ride. It's unclear how far from his home he was found, but family confirmed it was their search group who made the discovery.

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Daughter Julie Caddigan said they would wait for formal identification to be completed before making any comment.

Waikato police Senior Sergeant Simon Cherry today confirmed a body had been found in the suburb of Rototuna yesterday afternoon.

There were no suspicious circumstances.

Read more: Police wade through sightings of missing Hamilton man Raymond Stirling

A further update would be provided once the post mortem and identification procedures had been completed. The matter will now be referred to the coroner.

A local Facebook page set up to help find Raymond last night posted they were cancelling today's search and further information would be released today.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: PLEASE READ. We have had some developments and due to this, tomorrows search has been suspended....

Posted by Raymond Stirling 'Curly'- Missing Hamilton, New Zealand Man on Saturday, 17 February 2018