Forensic testing was used to identity an elderly woman killed in a house fire in Karori.
She was Margaret Beverly Hall, 82, police said this afternoon.
The fire, believed to have started in a front bedroom, quickly engulfed the home, trapping Mrs Hall inside about 11.30am Monday.
Mrs Hall's husband, John Hall, was not at home at the time.
Detective Senior Sergeant Donna Howard said an investigation into the blaze was continuing, but early findings suggested it was not suspicious.
An autopsy was completed this morning.
"Forensic testing has enabled us to confirm Beverley's identity and give her family some closure" Ms Howard said.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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