Property searched in homicide case

03:25, Jan 16 2014
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Whetu Teaola Hansen

Police forensic staff investigating another home on Akers Rd in Linton are following up a lead in connection with the Whetu Hansen homicide case.

A black tarpaulin has been set up over the enterance of a shed at the property, and forensic staff can be seen working there.

Detective Senior Sergeant Simon Harrison, officer in charge of the homicide inquiry, said the warrant was executed at around 9am this morning and formed part of the homicide investigation.

Akers Rd
EVIDENCE: Police staff gather items from the Akers Rd property.

Three Police staff supported by two staff from ESR are currently searching the property. 

The occupants of the house, two women, were cooperating fully with police. No arrests had been made, he said.

A police presence was expected to remain at the second house until tomorrow afternoon.

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The home is not far from the initial Akers Rd property that was at the centre of a homicide investigation for weeks.

Mr Hansen, 48, from Whanganui, was last seen on November 24 and was noticed missing by police on December 2.

Police spent about three weeks investigating a house on Akers Rd in connection with the case.


Akers Road
SEARCH: Police at the scene of home at 195 Akers Road, Linton.

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