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Matakana death upgraded to homicide

Posted 2 January 2019 by Gold FM in Media Release and Emergency Services - Police, Fire, Civil Defence
Media Release: Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Rawlinson - Tauranga Police

A post mortem on the 22-year-old man who died on Matakana Island on New Year’s Day has been completed.

As a result, his death has been upgraded to a homicide investigation.

Police will not be releasing cause of death at this time.

Police will be in a position to release the victim’s name in the coming days once all family have been advised.

Police would like any person who was present at the temporary camping ground on Matakana Point Road on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day to make contact with Tauranga Police on (07) 577 4300 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.