14 Jan 2023

Teen charged with murder after woman's body found in Dunedin

5:45 pm on 14 January 2023
Unexplained death in Taita, Lower Hutt early on Sunday 26th January 2020.  A Police cordon and crime scene invetsigation tent were in place Monday 27th January 2020.  Police Emergency tape.

Police have launched a homicide investigation after a woman was found dead at a Dunedin property. Photo: RNZ / Patrice Allen

A teenager has been charged with murder after the death of a woman in the Dunedin suburb of Wakari overnight.

Emergency services were called to the address on Helensburgh Road, Wakari, shortly before 3am and found the woman dead at the scene.

By Saturday evening, police said an 18-year-old man had been charged with murder in connection with the incident.

Earlier today Police said they could not provide any further details about the incident at this stage.

The man was scheduled to appear in the Dunedin District Court on 16 January.