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.

ENDS

Issued by Police Media Centre