31 Dec 2023

Police name man found dead in Hamilton driveway

11:30 am on 31 December 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 launched a homicide inquiry after Te Reo Wickliffe-Heta's body was found in a Hamilton driveway yesterday. Photo: RNZ / Patrice Allen

Police have named the man found dead in a Hamilton driveway on Saturday.

He was Te Reo Wickliffe-Heta, 24, whose body was found at a house on Sundown Crescent in Melville at about 12.10am yesterday.

A 24-year-old woman has been charged with assault and is due to appear in the Hamilton District Court.

Police said further charges were likely.

The homicide investigation in relation to his death was ongoing, police said.

Police are still appealing for CCTV footage from people living in the street.

Those wanting to get in touch with police with relevant information were asked to phone the 105 number and quote file number 231230/5501.