15 Jan 2020

Woman's body found in South Auckland house

5:11 pm on 15 January 2020

A scene examination at a South Auckland house where the dead body of a woman was found early this morning will continue tomorrow.

Police tape cordon a property in Taharoa

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Police were called to the house in Favona at 2.50am after reports of a gunshot noise this morning.

They arrived and found the dead body of a woman inside the house.

A cordon was set up around the property and a scene examination has been carried out today, and will continue tomorrow.

The body was still being identified and a post-mortem will be carried out tomorrow morning.

Counties Manukau Acting Detective Inspector Shaun Vickers said a cordon was in place around the property.

"The community can be reassured that a number of detectives are now working on this investigation," he said.

"Police have also increased frontline patrols in the wider area."

Mr Vickers said police were still investigating an earlier incident on Calthorp Close that occurred on 4 December last year.

"At this point it is too early to speculate as to whether these two incidents are connected or not, but this is forming part of our investigation."

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact Counties Manukau crime squad on 09 261 1321. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.