Operation Brad; Waihi Beach homicide release 4
Operation Brad; Waihi Beach homicide release
Police investigating the murder of Murray
WILKINSON at Waihi Beach early on New Years Day want to hear
from a member of the public who handed a knife in to a
Security Guard at the scene on Thursday.
District Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Page, said that
the person who handed in the knife on the evening of 03
January 2013 has done the right thing but unfortunately, the
Security Guard did not record their details at the time.
"It is not known if this knife has anything to do with
the incident, but for the investigation it is very important
for us to know where the knife was found, when, and by who.
"These are the sorts of details that help us to determine
what is and is not relevant in cases such as this."
Page said teams of Police are continuing wider area searches
today as the investigation heads into its fifth day and
investigators have been buoyed by the high level of support
shown by the public .
"If you were the person who handed
the knife in or you have any other information, the
Operation Brad team wants to speak to you."
Brad team can be contacted at the Waihi and Waihi Beach
Police Stations, by ringing 0800 OP BRAD (0800 672723) or
via email at Thames@police.govt.nz.
information can be left anonymously with Crimestoppers on
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