Please attribute to Detective Inspector Lewis Warner:
Enquiries are ongoing following the discovery of a body in Tauranga earlier this week.
Police are now in a position to identify the victim — he was 26-year-old Mitchell Curtis Rehua Paterson of Ngaruawahia.
Mr Paterson’s body was found in the water below McLaren Falls Bridge, on McLaren Falls Road, about 11.30am on Friday 13 July.
As part of the investigation, Police are searching a residential address in Mill Lane, Hamilton.
Bay of Plenty and Waikato Police are working together and a scene guard at the property will remain in place today.
Issued by Police Media Centre