No evidence of assault in death

POLICE investigating the death of a man whose body was found on the Whakarau Road at Otoko last weekend would still like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time.

The body of the 59-year-old was found at about 5.50am last Saturday and his death has so far been treated as “unexplained”.

Detective Senior Sergeant Kevin Ford said their inquiries were continuing.

“The man lived in that area and he had been to a nearby house last Friday night.

“Post-mortem examination has been completed and the pathologist is yet to report on the matter,” he said.

“However, it has been determined that there was no evidence of a physical assault or altercation.”

Police want to talk to anyone who travelled on Whakarau Road between Te Karaka and Motu from 9pm on Friday, May 31, to 6am, Saturday, June 1.

Anyone who has information that may help should call Detective David Crosby on 06 869 0200 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

POLICE investigating the death of a man whose body was found on the Whakarau Road at Otoko last weekend would still like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time.

The body of the 59-year-old was found at about 5.50am last Saturday and his death has so far been treated as “unexplained”.

Detective Senior Sergeant Kevin Ford said their inquiries were continuing.

“The man lived in that area and he had been to a nearby house last Friday night.

“Post-mortem examination has been completed and the pathologist is yet to report on the matter,” he said.

“However, it has been determined that there was no evidence of a physical assault or altercation.”

Police want to talk to anyone who travelled on Whakarau Road between Te Karaka and Motu from 9pm on Friday, May 31, to 6am, Saturday, June 1.

Anyone who has information that may help should call Detective David Crosby on 06 869 0200 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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