Friday, 6 May 2011 - 11:00am |

Man found dead in Waitarere Forest is named

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A man found dead following a car fire in Waitarere Beach Forest has been named as Dick Illya Tikirau Pere, aged 43, from Palmerston North.

The death is being treated at this stage as unexplained and an investigation is underway.

Police are still keen to hear from anyone who saw Mr Pere or the silver Daewoo Nabira any time between 1am and 7.20am on Wednesday, 4 May.

Anyone who has any information about the vehicle or any other information relevant to this investigation is asked to contact Palmerston North Police on 06 351 3600.

The family of Mr Pere have requested their privacy at this difficult time.

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