Second man charged in farm worker's slaying

KILLED: Justin Conrad McFarlane was found slain in his Elderslie home.
KILLED: Justin Conrad McFarlane was found slain in his Elderslie home.

An 22-year-old man has been arrested in the slaying of North Otago dairy farm worker Justin McFarlane. 

The arrested Oamaru man will appear in the Dunedin District Court tomorrow. 

His arrest follows the earlier arrest on Friday of an 18-year-old Palmerston man also on a murder charge.

McFarlane's body was discovered at his home in Elderslie, near Oamaru, early on Wednesday. 

Police yesterday afternoon executed search warrants at two residential addresses in Oamaru, where they uncovered "a number of items of interest to the investigation".

These are being forensically examined.

A forensic examination of the silver Nissan Skyline car thought to be linked to McFarlane's death is continuing today.

The scene examination at his address in Pine Hill Road is continuing also.

Police say they are still seeking to talk with a number of people who either know about the circumstances surrounding McFarlane's death or who appear to have been involved in some way. 

The Press