Woman found dead in Tauranga was partner of man shot dead by police

7:06 pm on 17 February 2020

The woman who was found dead in a Tauranga home last week was a new mother and the partner of the man killed in a police shooting.

The woman, who died in what is believed to be a domestic incident, was found by police on Friday.

The woman's baby was not in the house following the murder, and is in the care of family members, police said.

Her partner was killed on Thursday after he refused to stop for police and fired shots at them.

Police have just named her partner, as 33-year-old Anthony John Fane of Tauranga.

His death has been referred to the Coroner.

The woman's death has also been linked to the death of two men, aged 32 and 43, who were found at a rural property in Ormsby Lane in nearby Omanawa early last week.