Police have found a body amid the arrest of two men over the disappearance of Jayden Mamfredos-Nair last year.
Mamfredos-Nair was reported missing from West Auckland on 24 April 2023.
Detective Inspector Callum McNeill, of Waitematā CIB said in a statement: “Today we have arrested two men, both aged 26, and they have been charged with Jayden’s murder.”
Investigations had been underway at a Dairy Flat property since Wednesday, which resulted in a body being located.
While formal identification procedures are underway, police believe the body is that of the missing man.
“From all of our enquiries to-date we believe this is Jayden,” said McNeill.
“This now brings an end to the search for Jayden, which has been ongoing for more than eight months.
“I would like to acknowledge the absolute determination of the investigation team, who from day one has never given up in their work to locate Jayden and to bring about answers for his whānau.”
The two men charged with Mamfredos-Nair’s murder are expected to appear in the North Shore District Court on January 15.
Police say it is not ruling out further arrests in relation to the case.