6 Aug 2020

Murder charge over death of man in Coromandel

11:21 am on 6 August 2020

A man has been charged with murder after a 20-year-old man was found dead on State Highway 25A in Coromandel.

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Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

A 23-year-old man was due to appear in the Hamilton District Court today.

Police believe the two men knew each other.

They want to hear from anyone who saw a green 1997 Jaguar car and a silver 2003 Mazda Bounty ute on the road between Kopu and Hikuai between 6pm and 7.30pm yesterday.

The state highway remains closed while a scene examination is carried out.