Fatal fire scene re-examined

22:39, Aug 26 2012

Police are today back at the scene of a fatal Hamilton house fire which killed a woman last Wednesday.

Head of Operation Kiri, Detective Senior Sergeant Nigel Keall, said about 20 Police staff from across the Waikato and neighbouring districts were now working on the case.

The fire, in Holland Rd, killed Wai Tangi Matenga, 37.

Her body was taken to Auckland for an autopsy  which was completed on Friday.

‘‘While we have the preliminary findings from this examination we are awaiting a final report from the pathologist which requires results of toxicology tests underway, this will then give us a clearer picture of how Ms Matenga died,‘‘ Mr Keall said.

Mr Keall said they’d received a strong level of support from local residents, but wanted to speak to more.

He said they were aware of a number of scenarios being discussed in the community in relation to the activities and relationships of occupants of the address.

"What we would ask is that if you have information and you haven't already spoken to Police, make contact with the Op Kiri enquiry team through the Hamilton Central Police station on 07 858 6200 or alternatively, leave information anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555111."


Waikato Times