Police say it's highly likely there was a fight before a man was killed at his home in Dunedin.
27-year-old Gurjit Singh was found on Monday morning after dining with friends the night before.
Forensic evidence suggests he was killed by multiple stab wounds using a sharp weapon.
A homicide investigation has been launched and police say there are ongoing enquiries into people of interest.
A Punjabi community member said Mr Singh had security concerns in the weeks leading up to his death after arriving home to find his garage unlocked, and even bought CCTV cameras.
Detective Senior Sergeant Kallum Croudis said that's helping them build a picture of what happened.