Investigation Launched After Body Found In Palmerston North

Publish Date
Thursday, 6 August 2015, 10:38AM

A homicide investigation is underway in Manuwatu following the discovery of a body outside a block of units this morning.

Police were called to the Taieri Court units in Palmerston North at 7:30am after a member of the public discovered the body.

"We are treating the death as suspicious and we have cordoned off an area outside the block of units so we can conduct a scene examination," said Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Sheridan.

"There are a number of residential properties and buildings in the area where the victim was located and officers are continuing to speak with residents."

"There is a lot of information we don't have as this investigation is in its infancy.

Mr Sheridan said the immediate priority is to identify the victim and perform an area canvass to try and gather information and piece together what has happened.

ESR are supporting police with the scene examination, which is expected to run into the next 24-48 hours.

Further updates will be issued once more information becomes available.

Source- NZ Herald