The body of missing German tourist Monika Billen has been found in Australia’s far north, Northern Territory police said in a statement.
The 62-year-old had been reported missing on January 9 after she failed to return to her accommodation in Alice Springs, a rural town in the center of Australia.
Police said at the time it was believed Billen had been interested in walking a number of local bush trails. She was last seen in person by hotel staff on January 1.
The body was discovered Wednesday 2.9 kilometers (1.8 miles) west of Emily Gap, close to Alice Springs, off a track and under a tree, police said.
“It is deeply upsetting that we have to tell her family this sad news, but we are relieved to be able to provide them with answers,” Superintendent Pauline Vicary of the Alice Springs Division said in a statement.
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