Niama Hassan (pictured), 27, has been missing since Saturday. Police are liaising with her family about a body found nearby
Police searching for a 27-year-old woman who disappeared on Saturday afternoon have recovered a body in the area where she was last seen.
Naima Hassan was last seen at a BP petrol station in Wellington Point in Brisbane's east buying chocolate at about 12.30pm.
Her car was found at Wellington Point reserve the next day, and a body was found by a member of the public on Tuesday evening at Sovereign Waters foreshore in Birkdale – about three kilometres away.
A crime scene was declared and guarded by police overnight, but the woman is yet to be formally identified.
Detectives have been liaising with Ms Hassan's family in relation to the find, a spokesperson for Queensland Police said in a statement.
When Ms Hassan's car, a grey Nissan Qashai, was found, her wallet was still inside, as well as a backpack containing exercise clothing.
Ms Hassan (pictured left and right) was last seen at a BP petrol station in Wellington Point buying a chocolate (right)
A body was found on Tuesday evening at Sovereign Waters foreshore in Birkdale (pictured in background)
Acting Detective Inspector Richard Lacey said it was 'certainly out of character' for Ms Hassan (pictured) to disappear
Her phone and its charger were both missing from the vehicle.
A family member of the missing 27-year-old told The Courier Mail the missing phone last pinged from Birkdale, the suburb the body was found in on Tuesday evening.
Acting Detective Inspector Richard Lacey, Upper Mount Criminal Investigation Branch said on Tuesday police had conducted extensive air and land searches since the woman's car was located.
'We are conducting extensive inquiries into the disappearance of Naima,' he said.
'It is certainly out of character. Naima left home on Saturday morning and we've not seen any indication that she did not plan on returning.'
Police conducting patrols found her vehicle, a grey Nissan Qashai, sitting in a car park (pictured) at the reserve opposite a toilet block on Sunday afternoon