Screams heard before body found

Last updated 17:06 26/11/2013
Fairfax NZ

Detective Senior Sergeant Tim Leitch from Wellington Police appeals for information from the public in the Newlands homicide case.

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Police investigating the discovery of a dead 38-year-old woman found at a Wellington home early this morning are seeking information about a taxi seen parked nearby.

Emergency services arrived at the Kentwood Drive address in the suburb of Woodridge about 1.17am after screaming was heard coming from the property.

After searching the property, both the dead woman and an injured 46-year-old man were found.

The man was taken to Wellington Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries before being released into police custody.

Police conducting the homicide investigation were today seeking more information about a Wellington Combined Taxi seen parked on Kentwood Drive.

Police Detective Sergeant Tim Leitch said no charges had yet been laid and he could not say whether the 46-year-old was a taxi driver.

Leitch confirmed that the man and the woman knew each other and the man was the only "person of interest".

The cause of the woman's death was still being investigated, but there was evidence at the scene of a violent struggle, Leitch said.

He would not comment on the pair's relationship and said that would form part of the police inquiry.

A police cordon was in place outside the house today and officers were examining the scene and interviewing people in the neighbourhood.

The woman's name has not been released.

Anyone who has information about the incident was asked to call police on 04 381 2000 or to speak to the officers in the area.

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