House combed for clues into death

Woman's death unexplained

Last updated 12:00 13/05/2014

Forensic police enter a house where a woman's body was found.

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Palmerston North police are hoping to gain further insight into the death of a Bulls woman after a post mortem is carried out today.

The middle-aged woman was found dead in a Wilson St home in Bulls yesterday morning by a family member.

Police spokeswoman Sara Stavropoulos said the woman's body was removed from house last night and a post mortem was being carried out today.

Following the post mortem, police may be able to release her name, she said.

Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Sheridan said yesterday police were ''keeping an open mind'' and treating the women's death as unexplained.

Police and forensic examiners were at the property yesterday afternoon and evening.

Many of the neighbours spoken to by the Manawatu Standard were under the impression the house was empty.

However, it is understood that a woman had recently moved into the house temporarily.

Sheridan said the priorities were to determine if there were any suspicious circumstances to the woman's death, and to speak to and support her family.

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- Manawatu Standard

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