Body in car: Autopsy underway

Last updated 09:36 06/12/2012
GRIZZY FIND: Fire crew with the
Tracey Robinson

GRISLY FIND: Fire crew with the "jaws of life" at the scene of a burnt out car containing a body off State Highway 1 near Ohakuri.

Relevant offers

National

Bionic 'curvy girl' Sam Hansen bounces back after scoliosis surgery Man dead after boat capsizes on Patea bar in South Taranaki Paula Bennett: Government not planning to help fund beach campaign Horse float and cyclist collide on State Highway 1 in Turangi Was Lower Hutt 210kmh boy racer's punishment enough? Spider monkey born at Hamilton Zoo Burned digger and former mayoral candidate Carl Gifford still in hospital after fire at mini-golf course Altercation at Te Anau bar leaves man with facial cuts Alleged drink driver takes out Dunedin family of nine's van Fire that destroyed Hawera office complex being investigated

An autopsy is being carried out on a body found in a burnt out car in Kinleith forest, near Taupo.

The body was discovered yesterday after the Fire Service was called to reports of smoke in a forest.

The car was fully ablaze when the Fire Service arrived and a communications spokesman at the time said "there was nothing we could do".

Police finished the scene examination and removed the body last night.

Detective Senior Sergeant Graham Perks said there was nothing to suggest the death was suspicious.

"However enquiries are ongoing and the post mortem examination needs to be completed to provide us with information about the cause of death.

"It may be some time before full results of that process are known," he said.

Police said they believed they knew the identity of the person, but would not comment further until that had been confirmed and the family had been notified.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content