Homicide inquiry launched after woman's death

KATHRYN KING
Last updated 09:12 19/03/2014
Russell St incident
MURRAY WILSON/FAIRFAX NZ

SCENE: Police cordoned the flat of the injured woman, who has died in hospital.

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Police have launched a homicide inquiry after the death of a woman who sustained unexplained life-threatening injuries at a Feilding property last week.

The 49-year-old woman was found critically injured at a Russell St, Feilding, flat on Thursday night, and taken to Palmerston North Hospital.

She died yesterday at 11.30am surrounded by her family, who travelled from Hawke's Bay to be with her.

Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Sheridan said the investigation into the attack had now been upgraded to homicide.

An autopsy would be carried out today in the hope it would shed more light on how her injuries were inflicted, he said.

Sheridan said he was still unable to discuss the nature of the injuries.

The investigation had been thorough, and "confined" in that they weren't looking to speak to anyone else in relation to her death.

"We have a good understanding of her movements leading up to her being admitted to hospital", he said.

Sheridan said police hoped to release the woman's body back to her family soon.

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- Manawatu Standard

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