27 Year Old Dead In Panmure, Homicide Investigation Launched
District: Auckland City
Auckland City Police have launched a homicide
investigation after a 27 year-old man died in Panmure's
Pilkington Rd shortly after 4am.
The area has been
cordoned off and area inquries and a scene examination are
being carried out. Police are looking for anything that may
have been discarded which could have been used as a weapon.
Detective Inspector Mark Benefield says it's believed the
deceased had recently lived in Papatoetoe but are firming up
on his details.
DI Benefield will be at the scene and
available to media for interview at 1.00p.m.
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