Police flummoxed in death probe

A forensic examination into the death of a Te Aroha woman has raised more questions than it has answers, police say.

The 28-year-old woman was found dead at her Stanley Ave house yesterday morning.

Due to the sudden, unexplained nature of her death, the police this morning began conducting a forensic examination to look for anything suspicious.

But police area investigations manager for Eastern Waikato, Detective Senior Sergeant Graham Pitkethley, said an autopsy carried out in Auckland today to try to establish the cause of death had been "inconclusive".

Pitkethley said they would now have to wait on the results of further forensic examinations, including toxicology tests, to find out what happened.These tests were expected to take some time.

"At this point in time the woman's death remains an unexplained sudden death," he said.

Pitkethley said an examination of the Stanley Ave property was continuing today as were inquiries with residents in and around the immediate area.

"The woman's death is not believed to be linked to any other matters that have taken place in Te Aroha in recent days."

Waikato Times