Eastern BOP Police investigating homicide make arrest
Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Standen:
Eastern Bay of Plenty Police investigating yesterday's homicide in Opotiki have arrested a 27-year-old Opotiki man this afternoon and charged him with motor vehicle offences.
He is assisting Police with our homicide inquiries.
The man is due in Whakatane District Court tomorrow and it is likely he will face other charges then.
A large contingent of investigators remain working on the scene examination and related inquiries into the homicide.
Formal identification of the deceased is underway this afternoon.