Two bodies found in Mamaku Forest

James David Fleet, 25, (pictured) and his uncle Raymond Joseph Fleet, 51, were last seen by their families on August 7.

James David Fleet, 25, (pictured) and his uncle Raymond Joseph Fleet, 51, were last seen by their families on August 7.

Police searching for Raymond and James Fleet on Thursday found two bodies in Mamaku Forest. 

Police are treating the deaths as suspicious, Bay of Plenty manager of investigations Detective Senior Sergeant Mark van Kempen said.

The uncle and nephew were reported missing from Mamaku on Wednesday, August 9.

"The bodies are yet to be formally identified. Police at this stage believe they are the missing men."

"Post-mortems will be conducted to assist in identification and to determine the cause of death." 

He said a scene examination will continue on Friday. 

 

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