Police searching for a woman missing in the Australian outback for more than two weeks have found a body.

Formal identification is yet to be made, but officers believe the body to be that Claire Hockridge.

The 46-year-old had been travelling with two others when their car got stuck in a riverbed on 19 November. They split up to find help.

Tamra McBeath-Riley, 52, and Phu Tran, 40, were found alive earlier this week.

Mr Tran was discovered on Tuesday by a farmer in a remote area south of Alice Springs, Northern Territory police confirmed.

Tamra McBeath-Riley was found on Sunday.

According to ABC News, the group stayed by the car for three days – relying on a supply of six litres of water, 10 cans of iced vodka, a packet of biscuits and some beef noodles.

With temperatures reaching up to 40C (104F), they dug a hole underneath the car in an attempt to stay cool during the day – and slept in the car at night.

When supplies ran out, they made the difficult decision to move on.

They left a note on the car and found a watering hole about a mile away. Ms McBeath-Riley decided to stay There with her Staffordshire terrier, fearful that the dog wouldn’t survive a longer trek.

Her two friends began a 12-mile trek towards a highway, armed with a GPS device and a compass.

The pair had planned to avoid the desert heat by walking at night. Although they were carrying six litres of water to stay hydrated, they had little in the way of food.

(c) Sky News 2019: Australia: After two found alive in Outback, third person found dead