Body found in forest
A body was found in a burnt out car in a forest between Taupo and Tokoroa this morning.
The fire service was called to reports of smoke in the Ohakuri area, close to SH1 shortly before 10am.
They discovered a body in a burnt out car and notified police.
The area was cordoned off and a scene examination is expected to take some hours, after which the body will be removed from the scene.
Police are also working to identify the deceased and to notify family.