2 May 2013

Suspect's house searched in roadworker shooting inquiry

8:33 pm on 2 May 2013

Police in Taranaki searched the home of a suspect in the killing of a roadworker on Thursday.

George Taiaroa, 67, was shot on 19 March on Tram Road in the Kinleith forest while manning a stop-go sign at a bridge near Atiamuri, south-east of Tokoroa.

A number of officers searched a house in Ohura Road, in the Taranaki settlement of Whangamomona.

A police spokesperson refused to confirm if it the same house was searched in April, but said it is one of a number of properties of interest.

Police earlier said they have a main suspect in the case and are getting closer to working on a motive.