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Homicide investigation consulting with experts

Homicide investigation consulting with expert colleagues

Members of the Police Criminal Profiling team will today assist the homicide team investigating the death of 22 year-old Mt Roskill resident, Katrina Jefferies.

Miss Jefferies' body was found in Waikowhai Park at about 8.20am on Tuesday morning and the officer in charge of the homicide inquiry, Detective Senior Sergeant Gerry Whitley said the profiling experts were being consulted to see what they could add to the investigation.

He said it was important to keep all options open when dealing with a "whodunnit" type of investigation.

"We're encouraged by the number of calls we've had on our 0800 Waikowhai - 0800 924 569 - dedicated phone line, and we are still keen to hear from anyone who drove along Waikowhai Rd into the park overnight Monday July 11 and before 8.30am on Tuesday July 12.

"We've had more than 50 calls from various members of the public giving all manner of information and we have to sort through that to see what relevance it is - if any - to the investigation.

"I'm aware that at times the phone line has become overloaded, but I urge people to persevere with getting their information about sightings of Katrina, disturbances in the Whitmore Rd neighbourhood and reports of vehicles in the park on Waikowhai Rd on Monday and Tuesday, to us."

The cordon around the area where Katrina's body was found was lifted yesterday and the reserve is now open to the public.


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