Thursday, 3 February 2022 - 3:50pm |

UPDATE - Gisborne homicide victim named

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Attributable to Detective Senior Sergeant Sally Patrick:

Eastern District Police continue to investigate the death of a 19-month-old toddler who passed away in Starship Hospital on 10 January 2022.

Police can also now name the child – she was Casino Ataria Wharehinga.

Casino sadly passed away as a result of critical injuries she suffered at a residential address in Te Hapara, Gisborne.

Police launched a homicide investigation following Casino’s death, and are keen to speak to anyone who may be able to assist Police with their enquiries.

“This is a tragic start to 2022 – I would encourage anyone with information, even if they think it might not be relevant, to please come forward.”

People can contact Gisborne Police via 105 and refer to file number 220106/5689 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Issued by Police Media Centre