22 Nov 2017

Christchurch woman's death 'not suspicious' - police

8:19 pm on 22 November 2017

Police say a woman's death in Christchurch overnight is being treated as not suspicious, after the completion of a post-mortem.

A police car outside a cordon in South Auckland

Photo: RNZ / Cole Eastham-Farrelly

Officers found the woman - described as in her 30s - after they were called to her Charnwood Crescent home in Bishopdale about 2.40am.

She was already dead when they arrived.

Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Ford said a scene examination at the house had also been carried out, and the death was being referred to the coroner.

He said police would like to thank all the witnesses involved for their cooperation, and extend their sympathies to the woman's family.