Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Warwick McKee:
Police can now confirm a homicide investigation has been launched following the death of a woman on Lemnos Avenue, Karori, Wellington.
Police were called to an address on Lemnos Avenue at around 1.10pm on Friday April 5.
On arrival a 52-year-old woman was found dead at the property.
Police have arrested a 30-year-old man who has been charged with murder.
He is due to appear in the Wellington District Court tomorrow morning. Further charges are likely.
The property has been cordoned off and a scene examination is underway.
Police enquiries are still ongoing but Police are not seeking anyone else in relation to the incident.
We wish to reassure members of the public that there is no threat to their safety.
Their safety is our top priority.
As this matter is now before the Courts, Police are unable to comment further.
Issued by Police Media Centre