Human remains were found on Farewell Spit yesterday.
Police are keeping an open mind as to who the person may be but have contacted the family of missing Dutch Tourist, Ken Boogers.
Boogers went missing near Wharariki Beach in Golden bay and was last seen on March 21.
A member of the public stumbled upon the remains and notified police. Police recovered the remains from the site, 8km along the spit.
The remains will undergo a post mortem examination along with DNA testing. Police say it is likely to take weeks to establish the identity of the remains.
Ken Boogers’ family have been advised that Police do not yet know the identity of the person and that identification will take some time.