11 Apr 2016

Murder charge after woman's body found

2:07 pm on 11 April 2016

A man has been charged with murder after the body of a young woman was found south of Auckland.

The body was found by the side of the road in Hampton Downs last night.

The police said a 24-year-old man would appear in the Pukekohe District Court today charged with killing the woman.

The incident was domestic-related, they said, and no one else was being sought in relation to the death.

A post mortem would also be carried out today.

The police said the woman's name and age would not be released until her next of kin had been notified.