Suspicious Nelson death investigated

19:02, May 10 2012

Police are investigating after a 39-year-old woman was found dead in her Nelson home.

The woman was found at her Salisbury Rd, Richmond, house yesterday evening by a family member who did not live there, a police spokeswoman said.

The death was being treated as suspicious.

Three other deaths occurred in the South Island overnight.

In Timaru, police were investigating the death of a man found on the side of the road about 4am in the suburb of Seaview.

And two people were found dead at about 2am in a car that had crashed into a power pole on the Hinds Arundel Road, south of Ashburton.