Please attribute to Detective Inspector Scott Beard, Auckland City CIB:
A homicide investigation has been launched after a woman was founded deceased at an Onehunga address on Sunday.
She was 77-year-old Maria Brown of Onehunga. A previous statement incorrectly stated she was 65-years-old.
Police were called to an address on Moana Avenue, Onehunga around 10am on Sunday, 5 June after the victim was discovered by a family member.
After the post-mortem examination, Police can now confirm the death is being treated as a homicide investigation.
A Police presence remains at the address however we would like to reassure the community this is believed to be an isolated incident and we are following good lines of enquiry.
Anyone with information that may assist our enquires can contact Police on 105.
Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers 0800 555 111.
Imogen Neale/NZ Police