Whanganui homicide investigation launched

Whanganui homicide investigation launched

Central

Attribute Detective Inspector Paul Baskett

Police have launched a homicide investigation following the death of a 14-year-old girl in Whanganui.

At around 8:20pm Police responded to a call from a person stating that they had harmed a family member. Police attended a property on Niblett Street and located the body of the victim.  

A 59-year-old woman is currently in Police custody.

Police are not looking for anyone else in response to this incident. 

This matter is now before the courts.

ENDS

Issued by Police Media Centre