Homicide investigation underway in Taupo

Homicide investigation underway in Taupo

Bay of Plenty

Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Van Kempen:

Police have launched a homicide investigation after a woman was killed at a Mahuta Road address in Five Mile Bay, near Taupo, this morning.

Emergency services responded to a report at approximately 8:30am that a 58-year-old woman had received stab wounds. She was being flown to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition when she passed away.

Police have arrested a 56-year-old man and are not seeking anyone else in relation to the incident.

He has been charged with murder and will be appearing in Rotorua District Court on Monday.

A scene examination is now being carried out and CIB are making a number of follow up enquiries as well as providing support to the victim’s family.

Now the matter is before the courts Police cannot comment further.


Issued by Police Media Centre