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Arrest made in relation to toddler death

Arrest made in relation to toddler death in Kerikeri

Northland Police
Kerikeri Police Station
Sunday December 29, 2008

Police have arrested overnight a 21-year-old man in relation to the death of a 16-month-old Kerikeri boy who died in Starship Hospital, Auckland on Tuesday December 23.

The 21-year-old beneficiary will be appearing in the Kaikohe District Court tomorrow (Monday December 29) facing a charge of the murder of Riley Justin OSBORNE and a number of drug-related charges.

The post mortem results show that Riley died as a result of significant head injuries.

Police would like to thank members of the public and the members of the extended family who have assisted in the investigation.

A Police team continues to work through the holiday period to resolve this matter.

The extended family of Riley has requested that their privacy be respected.

ENDS

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