A pathologist has advised Police investigating the death of a man whose body was found yesterday afternoon near the Metropolis Hotel in Auckland City, that he died as a result of a fall from a height.
Detective Senior Sergeant Julian Rinckes said the man was Asian and is believed to be in his 20s.
"We have had some suggestions about who he is and weâ€™re making inquiries to confirm his identity so that we can advise next of kin of his death," Mr Rinckes said.
"Itâ€™s too early to tell whether or not this manâ€™s death was suspicious, but our inquiries are continuing in order to establish the circumstances of his death."
Police hope to be able to release the dead manâ€™s name in the next day or so. The pathologist said the man could have been lying dead where he was found, for up to a week, possibly even longer.
Issued by Noreen Hegarty
Auckland City Police Communications Manager
Ph 09 302 6947 or 0274-951-589