A 40-year-old man found dead at a rural South Auckland property on Monday was a few kilometres from his parents' home.
Police were called to the property in Ramarama at 5.25am and found David Cunningham, a father of one, dead.
An autopsy is being held today to determine how Cunningham died.
A relative of Cunningham's this morning said his family hadn't been told what happened at the property where he died, which was near his parents' home in Drury.
It is understood Cunningham was involved in an altercation at the address and was one of four people there on the night he died.
"We don't know at all. We don't know how it (Cunningham's death) is connected to the property, whether he died there or on the road. There was no break-in or anything," he said.
The relative said he understood police had taken someone in for questioning.
A death notice today said Cunningham, who was due to turn 41 next month, was "tragically taken".
Detectives are now working to trace Cunningham's movements leading up to his death.
Police said the occupants of the property where Cunningham was found are fully co-operating with their inquiries and no-one else is being sought over the death.
"It is expected to be some time before police are in a position to comment over whether or not any charges will be laid as a result of the death," a police spokeswoman said.
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