Wednesday, 4 May 2011 - 12:06pm |

Body discovered in burning car

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A police investigation is underway following the discovery of a body in a burning car this morning.

About 7.20am Police received reports of smoke coming from Waitarere Beach Forest. A car was discovered on fire on a track within the forest, and the body was inside the car. The deceased is believed to be a man.

It is too early to say whether the death is suspicious. It is being treated as unexplained and an investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information relevant to this investigation is asked to contact Levin Police on 06 366 0500.

Media enquiries should be referred to Communications Manager Kim Perks on 027 234 8256.