10 Oct 2012

Body found in burnt-out car identified

4:13 pm on 10 October 2012

Police have named the person found in a burnt-out car near Kaikoura.

The car was discovered on Monday on the side of Kiwa Road, about 15km north of the town, and close to a popular surfing spot.

Formal identification has yet to take place, but police believe the man is 28-year-old Adam Toleman.

A post-mortem has been completed and police say there are no suspicious circumstances.

They say the death appears to be the result of an accidental fire.