Police are seeking sightings of a young person from earlier this week in relation to an investigation into the death of a nine-year-old in Otatau, Southland.
A forensic examination of two properties had continued today on the street of the incident, and an area canvas will also happen in the town tomorrow.
Police said they were not seeking anyone else in relation to the incident and wished to reassure the public that this was an isolated incident.
They are interested in any sightings of young person who may have been walking along the Aparima riverbank between Otautau and Fairfax, or anybody walking on the main road between Otautau and Fairfax, between 6pm and midnight on Wednesday, 30 October.
Police said they are also interested in any sightings of a youth walking in the general area of Eton St, Otautau between the same times.
Anyone with information that may assist the police investigation is asked to contact police on 105.
Police have today clarified the boy who died was a nine-year-old, not eight years old.