The Timaru man found dead on Friday has been named as Shane William Braddick, 28.
Police launched an investigation after Braddick's body was discovered on the side of the street in the early hours of Friday morning.
An emergency call had been made from a nearby phone booth and cordons were set in place on York and Arthur streets.
The victim's body was taken to Christchurch, where a post-mortem is to be carried out.
Johnny Grant Holman, 25, of Timaru, appeared for a second time in the Timaru District Court this morning on a charge of murder.
He entered no plea and was remanded in custody.
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