Body of missing woman found
Searchers have found the body of missing Nelson woman Ann Sheridan in dense bush near the city.
Miss Sheridan, 48, was reported missing on Monday.
The discovery of a body was made at 3pm in the Grampians. Police say they have formally identified her and told next of kin.
Nelson Bays police area commander Steve Greally said a large team had worked tirelessly searching for Miss Sheridan.
"While this is not the result we all hoped for, we are pleased to get closure for Ann's friends and family.''
A post mortem will be conducted and the death referred to the coroner.
Miss Sheridan was committed to the environment and had just been appointed to a senior post with the Department of Conservation national office in Wellington.
The department confirmed she was about to take up a senior policy adviser role.
She was the former environmental manager for Nelson iwi environmental agency Tiakina te Taiao kaupapa Maori.
She had recently worked for the Fisheries Ministry.
The Nelson Mail