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Ponga Road Deaths Update

Ponga Road Deaths Update


At 11.20am on Sunday morning emergency services were called to a residential property in Ponga Road, Papakura.

Two girls who had stayed the night at the property on Saturday night found a man and a woman deceased inside a bedroom shortly before emergency services were called. One of the girls was the daughter of the male victim.

At this stage Police are working to assess what happened at the address, and it is too early to speculate on how the pair died, or whether a third person or persons are involved.

The male victim is 51 years old. He is yet to be formally identified, however his next of kin are being comforted by Victim Support. Police are working towards trying to identify the female victim.

A detailed scene examination is underway and this is expected to take several days. Police are speaking with neighbours in the area and are seeking assistance from members of the public who may have heard or seen anything out of the ordinary in the Ponga Road area from early Friday evening, until 11.20am this morning.

Anything with information is asked to contact Counties Manukau Police on 09 2611300 or call Crimestoppers Anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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