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 â€“ as best we can â€“ whether his death was in any way suspicious," Mr Hollewand said.
"We know he died of stab wounds to his upper body. Weâ€™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 havenâ€™t finished the scene examination and local inquiries so weâ€™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