Body found in Invercargill gardens

Last updated 16:48 16/09/2013
Body found in Otepuni Gardens
CORDON: Police tape blocks off the Otepuni Gardens in Invercargill after a body was found there.

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The death of a 26-year-old man found dead in an Invercargill park today remains "unexplained".

Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Mark McCloy, of Invercargill, said the man's body was found in the Otepuni Gardens in central Invercargill at 10.15am.

A member of the public found the dead man in the gardens between Nith and Conon streets, he said.

Police were awaiting the results of an autopsy and the "unexplained death" had been referred to the coroner for investigation, McCloy said.

Police would not release the man's name until all next of kin had been notified.

The scene was cordoned off by police today and an investigation team assembled at the site.

Sergeant Deon McNaught said police were treating the death on the "greater side of caution".

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