Please attribute to Detective Inspector Scott Beard, Auckland City CIB:
Police have identified a person of interest in relation to the death of Onehunga woman Maria Brown.
A homicide investigation was launched after a family member found the 77-year-old deceased at a Moana Avenue, Onehunga address around 10am on Sunday 5 June.
Police can confirm a person of interest has been identified and that this person is not at large in the community.
For legal reasons Police are constrained in further comment around this person of interest, or their current location.
Police are satisfied that this person does not pose any risk to the community.
The investigation is ongoing, and updates will be provided in due course.
We would like to reassure the public that Police are not seeking anyone else in relation to this incident.
Imogen Neale/NZ Police