Body could be that of missing man

Last updated 08:22 03/03/2014

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DNA testing will be needed to confirm if a body found in the Lower Hutt suburb of Naenae could is that of a missing 55-year-old man.

The body was found in bush behind Wilcox Grove, Naenae at 3.40pm yesterday.

Acting Senior Sergeant Nick Thom said police suspected the body may be that of Lesley Kreibel, a 55-year-old autistic man reported missing in November 2013.Mr Kreibel's family have been informed of the discovery.

Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Thornton said DNA testing would be needed to confirm the identity of the body. Testing would take about a fortnight.

Mr Kreibel went missing from his home in Crawford Gr, Naenae in November last year.

He was last seen wearing three-quarter length blue shorts, a brown jersey and sandals.

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