Man found dead, woman charged with murder

04:18, Feb 10 2013
CRIME SCENE: Police at an address in Edgeware Rd where a man was found dead.

Police have released the name of a man found murdered in Christchurch overnight. 

He was Guy Christian Scollay, aged 48, of Christchurch.

A 44-year-old woman has been arrested for murder after police found Scollay's body an Edgeware Rd address about 3am today. She will appear in the Christchurch District Court tomorrow. 

The woman and a 19-year-old man also at the house were relatives of the victim. 

Detective Inspector Virginia Le Bas says police believe the incident was family violence-related, and no one else was being sought in connection with the death.

A weapon, believed to have been used in the incident, has been located at the scene.

Le Bas says next of kin have been advised of the death, and Victim Support and police family liaison staff are working with relatives.

A forensic examination at the address will continuing this evening and tomorrow, and investigators are conducting follow-up interviews.

The body of the deceased has been removed from the house this afternoon, and a post-mortem examination will be conducted tomorrow. 


The Press