Wellington Police are examining the scene of a house in Rolleston Street, Mt Cook, following the death of a woman overnight.
The name of the 42-year-old woman has not yet been released.
Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Donna Howard, Wellington CIB, said police are carrying out inquiries on behalf of the coroner in order to establish how the woman died. A post mortem will be held tonight.
She said police were called about 5.30am by other people who were in the house. The woman's body was found in a bed.
"We've got several inquiries to make, including talking with the people who were with the woman last night.
Released by Kaye Calder
Wellington Police District communications manager
tel 04 496 3464