Update - unexplained death, Ruatoria
Police are continuing to investigate the unexplained death
of Kathleen Kawana, 46, who was found deceased in a vacant
Ruatoria property on 3 August.
Police are also continuing
to support Ms Kawana's whanau as the tangi proceeds in
Enquiries are currently taking place in
Titahi Bay as well as in the Hawke's Bay.
Police are still
looking for information about Ms Kawana's movements between
Porirua and Ruatoria.
If you can help, please call
Gisborne Police on 06 869 0200.
Information can also be
provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555
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