Murder charge after Whangarei death
Fri, 27 Jul 2012 6:27p.m.
By 3 News online staff
Police have charged a 29-year-old man with murder after the death of a 21-year-old woman in Whangarei.
A homicide investigation was launched after the body was discovered in the Waiarohia Stream just after 4am today.
Detective Senior Sergeant Dene Begbie says police believe the man and the victim were known to each other.
The scene examination was delayed by the tide and will continue tomorrow.
A post mortem was carried out in Auckland this afternoon, but the cause of death is not yet known. The victim has yet to be formally identified.
Mr Begbie says police are keen to hear from anyone who was in the Tawera Rd area overnight until about 4am.
"Someone may have seen something unusual that has caught their eye or noticed suspicious activity around Tawera Road and Porowini Avenue. Any information could help us establish what may have happened before the woman was found in the stream."
About 30 police, including investigative, road policing and frontline staff, have been involved in the inquiry today and Police still have a large number of people to talk to and a number of scenes to examine.
Anyone with information can contact Whangärei Police on 09 430 4500.
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