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Counties Manukau Police confirm that their investigation into the death of a 55 year old man in Manurewa is now being treated as a homicide.
Police say that soon after 10.00am on Friday 12 October 2012 they went to a Manurewa address. On arrival they discovered the body of a deceased male in a converted garage where he lived. Police confirm the death is the result of head injuries. They believe the victim was attacked while in his sleep out.
Police are appealing to the public and the local Manurewa community to come forward with any information of suspicious activity seen at or in the vicinity of 217 Great South Road.
Information on any activity in or around this address between Thursday morning 11 October 2012 and Friday morning 12 October 2012 is of particular interest to police.
The victim’s address is close to a busy intersection at Weymouth Road and Ormiston Road. A team of police is canvassing the area talking to residents and members of the community.
Police urge anyone who has information that will assist them to call Counties Manukau Police on 09 261 1300 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police will not making any further media comment on this investigation today. A further update may be released tomorrow.