Body in forest identified

01:19, Jul 25 2014

Police have released the name of the man whose body was discovered in a forestry area south of Whangarei on Wednesday afternoon.

He was Te Reti Mahu Mariu, from Ahipara.

Police said Mariu was 42 years old at the time of his disappearance 20 years ago.

There were no suspicious circumstances relating to his disappearance or death, police said.