Ashburton death: Homicide 'not ruled out'

FRANCESCA LEE
Last updated 19:03 15/12/2012

Relevant offers

National News

Road rage driver apologises for foul-mouthed road rage rant at cyclist Timaru District Council apologises after grave mistake at cemetery upsets mourners Sixth consecutive drop at Fonterra's GlobalDairyTrade auction Simon Cowell launches investigation into Britain's Got Talent over dog swap 'Armed mob' turns out to be asparagus pickers Lion that killed US tourist won't be put down Heavy rain to hit northern and central New Zealand, lower South Island Hold fire on blaming Topec, says mountaineer Sevens could shift to January as Wellington tournament faces make-or-break year Time for some sunlight over Saudi sheep deal

Police say they are not ruling out homicide after a woman's body was found in Ashburton today.

The woman was found in a house on Cass St and is believed to be a local. She has not yet been identified. 

Ashburton Detective Senior Sergeant John Ray said officers had been speaking to people in the area and were examining the scene.

Homicide had had not been "ruled out", he said.

"We still have some way to go before we can determine what happened."

An autopsy would be held next week.

If you have any information, call police on (03) 363 7400 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content