Birkdale Homicide Enquiry - Victim Named

Birkdale Homicide Enquiry - Victim Named

National News

North Shore Police investigating the death of an elderly woman in her Birkdale home, have tonight located and spoken to the victim's next of kin both of whom are resident overseas.

Police launched the homicide investigation after the body of the 77 year old woman was discovered inside her home by friends prior to 1.00pm on Sunday 14 January 2007.

The deceased woman's name is:

REED / Doreen, Eva, Dorothy, Mrs.

DOB 3/4/1929 - Aged 77 years

Widow

Resident of Birkdale, Auckland

A post mortem examination on the body has been completed but details are not being released pending further discussion tomorrow with the pathologist, by Detective Inspector Steve WOOD, the officer in charge of the enquiry.

Investigators will also continue their forensic examination of the vehicle tomorrow while other enquiries will be made on the North Shore by the police team engaged in this investigation.