Body found in stream confirmed as Auckland artist

Police have confirmed a body found in a west Auckland stream on Monday is that of missing illustrator Adam Tan. Image / Facebook

Police have confirmed a body found in a stream on Central Park Drive, West Auckland, was missing illustrator Adam Tan.

A man’s body was found at the back of Trusts Stadium on Monday morning, and this afternoon police identified him as Mr Tan, who went missing two weeks ago.

Waitemata District Health Board has launched an investigation to determine whether procedures were followed correctly when Mr Tan left the hospital grounds.

The 22-year-old had agreed to be admitted to the Waitakere Hospital’s mental health unit on arrival, but later “bolted”.

Family and friends had set up a Facebook page hoping Mr Tan would return home safely.

The death will now be referred to the coroner.

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