Body inside burnt-out house

Last updated 12:00 25/01/2013

Relevant offers

National News

Waikeria Prison at fault over inmate's death, report finds Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis 'caught on CCTV in Martin Place' Shaun Johnson wins golden boot as league's best player Stuff.co.nz videos of the year Priest's Facebook plea saves life of ill pregnant woman after four days of labour Woman donates eggs to her mother, stepfather Tramper goes missing in Tararua Forest Park Kate Middleton's hair is Prince William's 'nightmare' Video: American Airlines flight rocked by turbulence Online quad bike sales for kids horrifies doctor

An elderly man lived in a house north of Gisborne where firefighters found a body early today.

Detective Sergeant Theo Akroyd said it was too early to determine if the fire in the Whatatutu Rd, Te Karaka house was suspicious.

"We will be working closely with fire safety investigation officers to determine the cause of the blaze. But at this stage we can't say whether the fire was accidental or deliberately lit.''

Formal identification of the body may take some time.

Firefighters were alerted about 2.30am to the blaze, which destroyed the house.

They had not known anyone was inside the house, discovering the body as the fire was put out, police said.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content