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Pair jointly charged with Nelson woman’s murder

Nelson Police have today charged two people with the murder of Stoke woman Tracey-Anne Harris.

The pair also face multiple drug charges.

Ms Harris, 43, was found dead at her home in Stoke on 11 February, 2016.

A 30 year old woman, who was arrested today in Rotorua, has been charged with Murder, Supplying Class A and Class B drugs, and Offering to Supply Class A drugs.

A 26 year old man, who was arrested today in Christchurch, has been charged with Murder, Supplying Class B drugs.

The woman is to appear in the Rotorua District Court tomorrow (15 February) and the man will appear in the Nelson District Court on Monday 19 February, 2018.

Tasman District Acting Crime Manager Detective Senior Sergeant Jacqui Corner said the arrests came as the result of a meticulous investigation, over two years, by Nelson Detectives.

“This is a timely reminder that we (Police) are prepared and committed to continue and pursue criminal investigations long after an event in pursuit of the truth and to bring those who have no regard for the law to account.

“It is virtually two years to the day since Ms Harris’ body was found. Our staff have been extremely patient and professional in gathering sufficient evidence to bring this matter before the court.

“We still have a long road ahead as we take this matter through the Court process, but my hope is that the tenacious work of our investigation team will bring some closure for Ms Harris’ family.

“We are also still asking for anyone with information in relation to this investigation who hasn’t come forward to make contact with the Nelson CIB”.


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