Thursday, 20 January 2005 - 11:01am |
Auckland City

Detectives investigate man’s death

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A team of Auckland City Police has this week been investigating the sudden death of a 29 year-old Korean man, found dead in his apartment building at about 8am on Monday, January 17.

Detective Inspector Bernie Hollewand says Dong Kun Seo was a resident on the 10th floor of the City Gardens Apartments on Albert St.

"He was found dead in the hallway near his apartment by other residents of the 10th floor. A post-mortem has been carried out, his next of kin have been notified and the Police role is to determine – as best we can – whether his death was in any way suspicious," Mr Hollewand said.

"We know he died of stab wounds to his upper body. We’ve spent most of this week taking statements from many of the residents of the apartments, conducting a thorough scene examination of the hallway and his apartment and locating his family and friends.

"We haven’t finished the scene examination and local inquiries so we’re not able to say yet whether his death was suspicious or not. We will continue with our investigation."

Mr Seo was a Korean born New Zealand resident who had lived in this country for nine years. He was self-employed restaurateur.

Issued by Noreen Hegarty
Auckland City Police Communications Manager
Ph 09 302 6947 or 0274-951-589