Homicide investigation into woman’s death in Pukekohe

Police have launched a homicide investigation after finding the body of a woman in Pukekohe yesterday.

Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Bolton of the Counties Manukau CIB said police found the woman’s body while doing a bail check at a house in McNally Rd.

“They located a man with critical injuries and later located the body of a woman on the property,” he said.

“A post-mortem examination has been completed this morning and we are still completing formal identification procedures.

“At this stage we are unable to release the woman’s name.

“The man located injured remains in a critical condition in Middlemore Hospital.”

Bolton said he “would like to reassure the Pukekohe community that while we have launched a homicide inquiry into this matter, we are not currently seeking anyone else in relation to the woman’s death”.

“Our scene examination remains ongoing at the house today,” he said.

“While we appreciate there may be further questions about our presence at the address, we are unable to comment further as this forms part of our investigation.

“Police would still like to hear from anyone who has information that may assist the inquiry.

“They can contact Counties Manukau Crime Squad on (09) 261 1321.”

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