11 Jul 2012

Man facing murder charge over Burwood death

7:24 pm on 11 July 2012

A man has been arrested and charged with the murder of a woman whose body was found in a house in the Christchurch suburb of Burwood.

Police were called to the Travis Street house in the city's eastern suburbs, at 10.15am on Wednesday.

Detective Senior Sergeant Tony Hill says a Kaiapoi man was interviewed by police in the afternoon and charged.

The 29-year-old will appear in the Christchurch District Court on Thursday morning.

Mr Hill says a scene examination at the house is likely to continue for several days and a post-mortem on the woman will be conducted on Thursday.