27 Mar 2020

Human remains transported to Auckland for post mortem

1:32 pm on 27 March 2020

The human remains located off Desert Road south of Taupō earlier this week have been transported to Auckland for a post mortem.

A team of officers located the remains buried at a site off Rangipo Intake Road on Tuesday, after receiving information that led them to have fears for a person.

Police said the formal identification process is expected to take some time.