Name release – Selwyn, Christchurch death

Name release – Selwyn, Christchurch death


Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Cottam:

Police can now release the name of the woman who was found dead at a Selwyn Street, Christchurch address on Monday 11th September 2017 at approximately 9:20am.

She was 28-year-old Tina Sharma, an Indian woman recently living in New Zealand.

A post-mortem examination has been carried out but the cause of death is still undetermined at this stage. Police are still awaiting other medical results.

Police are currently carrying out enquiries on behalf of the Coroner, this includes a routine scene examination which was completed yesterday.

We are working closely with Ms Sharma’s family who are being supported by Victim Support and the local Indian Community.

We ask that the privacy of the family is respected at this difficult time.

No further information is available at this stage, an update will be provided when it becomes available.


Issued by Police Media Centre