Body believed to be that of missing woman

FRIENDS of missing Burleigh Heads woman Daneeka Nixon are both upset and confused following news yesterday that police divers had found a body believed to be that of their friend in a pond on a property near The Channon.

Police had still not confirmed the identity of the body at the time of going to press last night.

Angela Frost, a former housemate and school friend of the missing woman, said it was a difficult time for anyone who knew Ms Nixon.

Ms Frost, 23, fought back tears as she talked about Ms Nixon's "bright and friendly" nature.

"She's a really good girl, a beautiful person," Ms Frost said.

"This situation is very upsetting."

Carlos Sharps of Burleigh Heads, a former boyfriend of Ms Nixon, said yesterday's news was confusing.

"What has happened is really sad, I went to work yesterday to forget about it," he said.

"She was one of the kindest people you would ever meet and she had such a wealth of energy, people would just feed off."

Ms Nixon, 25, was last seen at a party on a property at The Channon, west of Lismore, on Saturday night while attending a doof party.

An extensive search was carried out on Wednesday in the area by more than 30 police, SES workers and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.

Her body was located in a pond around 9pm on Thursday and taken to Lismore Base Hospital and yesterday taken to Newcastle for a postmortem examination.

Inquiries are continuing however police do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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