Killer moved body from city to suburb

Last updated 16:04 30/04/2014
Conference st murder investigation

MURDER INVESTIGATION: Police examine an address in Conference St, central Christchurch, as part of a homicide investigation following the discovery of a man's body in the suburb of Bryndwr, Christchurch, on Sunday.

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Police investigating a man's alleged murder say there is a "strong possibility" he was killed elsewhere, before his body was moved to a woman's home in Brydndwr, Christchurch

The body of a 30-year-old man, whose name is suppressed, was discovered at the Bryndwr address on Sunday. 

A 22-year-old woman, whose name is also suppressed, has been charged with his murder. 

Detectives and forensic experts executed a search warrant at a Conference St address in the central city this morning and started a scene examination.

Detective Inspector Greg Murton said "significant activity" was believed to have occurred at this address, resulting in the death of the victim.

''We believe there's a strong possibility, that the assault occurred in Conference St and the body was moved to [Bryndwr] afterwards," Murton said.

A vehicle had also been seized, and would be examined, Murton said.

He said the accused woman had been in a "short relationship" with the dead man, who did not live at the Conference St address.

The scene examination is continuing at the Bryndwr property where the body was found on Sunday.

It was expected to be completed tomorrow.

An autopsy was completed yesterday.

The dead man's body had been returned to his family, Murton said.

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