Wednesday, 4 May 2011 - 11:22am |

Police encouraged by response to Serenity’s death

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Police investigating the death of six-month-old Serenity Scott-Dinnington are encouraged by the response they have had from the Ngaruawahia community.

“This is a close knit community and the death of little Serenity has touched a cord with people in the town,” said Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Greene, officer in charge of the homicide inquiry.

Serenity died in Auckland’s Starship Hospital last Thursday after her life support was switched off. She had been transferred to Starship after being admitted to Waikato Hospital on Tuesday.

A post mortem has been completed, the results of which are being analysed and not available for release at this point. Serenity’s body has been returned to her family and a funeral is expected to be held later in the week.

Detective Senior Sergeant Greene said inquiries indicate that the injuries to Serenity were non accidental.

“Police are making good progress with the investigation but we’re sure there are people who can still help us with information about what happened to Serenity,” he said. “We encourage people to come forward to Police, in confidence if necessary. People can also provide information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”


Kaye Calder: Police Public Affairs, Police National Headquarters
Tel: 04 460 2986 or 027 241 6305