Police name South Auckland victim as homicide investigation continues

5:21 pm on 17 January 2020

While a homicide investigation underway in South Auckland, police have now named the person who was found deceased at a property in Favona.

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The 57-year-old victim was Meliame Fisi'ihoi.

Counties Manukau acting detective inspector Shaun Vickers said Fisi'ihoi was located deceased at a property on Calthorp Close in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Police were called to the house in Favona at 2.50am after reports of a gunshot noise. They arrived and found the dead body of a woman inside the house.

While the homicide investigation Operation Truro continues, police said they had completed a scene examination at the address.

A post-mortem examination has also been completed, they said.

Vickers said there was an air of concern in the wider community.

"In recent days our communities staff have been speaking with key partners in the community to address any concerns they may have.

"Our team of detectives are continuing their work and will be following a number of lines of enquiry in the coming days.

"At this stage of our enquiry we are still unable to speculate whether an earlier incident on Calthorp Close is connected to this investigation or not."

Anyone with information is urged to call the police or the Counties Manukau Crime Squad on 09 261 1321.