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Operation Brad; Waihi Beach homicide release 2

Operation Brad; Waihi Beach homicide release 2

As the investigation into how a man visiting from Australia suffered fatal wounds at Waihi Beach on New Year's Day continues into its fourth day, Police are asking persons with information to do the right thing, if not for their own sake then for that of the grieving family.

District Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Chris Page, said officers already working on the case from across the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Counties Manukau Police Districts have been joined by Auckland based members of the Specialist Search Group.

"There are currently about 37 staff working on Operation Brad, the homicide investigation into the death of 64-year-old Murray WILKINSON. Today we've expanded our search area in the hunt for the weapon used in the attack which happened early on Tuesday morning.

"Ground and rooftop searches are underway and we will continue to go door to door as the search continues. In accordance with that, anyone who finds something unusual on their property be it clothing, a potential weapon or anything else, leave it where it is and contact Police."

Mr Page said that while these searches were underway a post mortem has been completed however further forensic examinations are still to be undertaken.

"For that reason no commentary will be made, if at all, until those examinations are completed.

"The Operation Brad team reiterates the family's appeal for information. Murray was enjoying a family holiday before he was snatched away by a brutal and senseless act. To the people out there who know who was involved, and to anyone involved, this family deserve to be able to grieve, just as you would if this was one of your family. What will you do that will make you a better person?"

The Operation BRAD team can be contacted at the Waihi and Waihi Beach Police Stations, by ringing 07 8586200, via email at Thames@police.govt.nz or alternatively, information can be left anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

ENDS

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