Mysterious death in Manawatu

SCENE: Police at the scene on Saturday.
SCENE: Police at the scene on Saturday.

A mysterious death at a house in Manawatu is under investigation.

Levin Detective Senior Sergeant Marc Hercock said a 48-year-old man was found dead at a Bainesse Rd property, Rongotea, where he was staying at 8.30am on Saturday.

He was found by the home's owner, who called police and an ambulance.

SCENE: House cordoned off by police on Saturday.
SCENE: House cordoned off by police on Saturday.

The cause of death remained unexplained.

Hercock said they hoped to have an autopsy completed by tomorrow night.

A scene examination has been completed and police are in the process of making further lines of inquiry to piece together his last movements

Manawatu Standard