Please attribute to Detective Inspector Chris Barry, Counties Manukau Police:
Police have launched a homicide investigation following the death of a man at a property in Ōtāhuhu last night.
Police have been making a number of enquiries since the man, aged in his 70s, died at the scene.
A scene guard has been at the Princes Street East property overnight and a scene examination is expected to continue today.
A post-mortem will be carried out tomorrow.
Police are still working to establish exactly what happened and anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area is urged to contact Police on 105 quoting file number 210822/9740.
The victim’s family are assisting Police with enquiries to establish the circumstances around what happened.
“At this stage we are working hard to piece together the facts as we know it so far.”
“We are also providing support to the victim’s family.”
Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
A further update will be provided once it becomes available. This is unlikely to be today.
Adriana Weber/NZ Police