Body find in park 'not suspicious'
The death of a 26-year-old man found in an Invercargill park yesterday is not regarded as suspicious.
Police said the man was found lying in the Otepuni Gardens, central Invercargill, by a member of the public at 10.15am.
Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Mark McCloy, of Invercargill, said yesterday the death remained "unexplained" and police were waiting on the results of an autopsy.
The death had been referred to the coroner for investigation, Mr McCloy said.
Police said last night further inquiries had established the man's death was not suspicious.
Police would not be releasing the identity of the man until next of kin were notified.
The scene was cordoned off by police yesterday and an investigation team assembled at the site.
Sergeant Deon McNaught, of Invercargill, said police were treating the death on the "greater side of caution".
- © Fairfax NZ News
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