DEATHS

Police investigating Manawatu unexplained death

Monday 28 January 2013, 3:11PM
By New Zealand Police
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MANAWATU-WHANGANUI

Police are working to establish the circumstances around the unexplained death of a 48 year-old man in Manawatu on Saturday 27 January.

Detective Senior Sergeant Marc Hercock says: "The man was staying at a Bainesse Road near Rongotea property in Manawatu and was found dead by the home owner at around 8:30am on Saturday. The home owner then called emergency services."

A scene examination has been completed and Police are in the process of making further lines of inquiry to piece together the man's last movements.

"We hope to have a post-mortem completed by tomorrow evening. At this stage the cause of death remains unexplained," says Detective Senior Sergeant Hercock.

Further updates will be issued as soon as they become available. No further updates about the deceased will be released until the post-mortem has been completed.

Media enquiries should be referred to Communications Manager Sara Stavropoulos on 027 702 0850.