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Body of missing station worker Tea Wright-Finger, 19, found in north-west Queensland

Queensland Police have found a body believed to be that of missing 19-year-old Tea Wright-Finger.

Search crews made the discovery in bushland near Richmond on Thursday morning, about 600 metres from where the vehicle she was driving was located by a mustering helicopter on Wednesday.

In a statement, police said the death was not being treated as suspicious and a report would be prepared for the coroner.

The young station worker went missing on October 16 after friends dropped her off at a Toyota Prado outside Richmond.

Missing Richmond woman's car found(Supplied: Queensland Police Service)

Her disappearance sparked a major land and air search of the area.

Police said they had spoken to Ms Wright-Finger's family and extended their deep condolences to her loved ones.

Investigators thanked the State Emergency Service, property owners and the community for their assistance during the search.

Richmond Shire mayor John Wharton said Ms Wright-Finger had been employed by a large, family-run pastoral company and worked on a number of cattle properties in the area.

"It is a sad day and I think the community is feeling it very badly," he said.

"The girl worked around Richmond for a fair while and she knew a lot of people here.

"We're thinking of her family and [offering] condolences from the Richmond community.

"It's tragic, but it's happened before in the bush."

Mount Isa SES area controller Gordon Graham coordinated the volunteers who searched for Ms Wright-Finger in rough terrain when she first went missing in October.

He said the discovery of her body was a sad resolution.

"It wasn't a positive outcome but I think it's a closure for the family and also for the members that were out there for the long period, assisting in the search," Mr Graham said.

He said SES volunteers from Townsville, Charters Towers and Mount Isa had travelled back to Richmond at the request of police to recommence their search for Ms Wright-Finger following the discovery of the missing four-wheel drive.

They were stood down on arrival after the teenager's body was found on Thursday morning.

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