26 Apr 2018

Dive squads search for murder weapons

3:57 pm on 26 April 2018

Police dive squads are searching the Whanganui River for the weapons used to kill a 53-year-old local man.

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Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

The police launched a homicide enquiry after the body of James Butler was found at a Wikitoria Road property on Sunday evening.

A second man had serious injuries and was taken to Whanganui Hospital.

Forensic examinations at the property are expected to continue until tomorrow.