Detective Inspector Rhys Johnston, Northland Police:
Police have launched a homicide investigation after a person was located
deceased at a Ōmāpere residential address earlier today.
Police were called to the property before lunchtime when the person was
Another person, who was located at the scene, has been since taken into
custody on related matters.
No charges have been laid at this stage, however Police are not currently
seeking anyone else in relation to this matter.
A post mortem examination and formal identification procedures will be
carried out in due course.
Police are not in a position to release further details about the deceased
until their next of kin has been notified.
Our investigation is still in the early stages and a scene examination is
currently underway at the Ōmāpere property.
Police will provide any further updates once we are in a position to do so.