A woman’s body was found at a property in the Wellington suburb of Mt Cook.
A man has been charged with murder following the death of a woman in the Wellington suburb of Mt Cook yesterday. A man has been charged with murder after the death of a woman in the Wellington suburb of Mt Cook.
The woman’s body was located at an address on Brooklyn Rd about 6.30pm on Saturday,
Police said a 42-year-old man was taken into custody overnight and charged with murder.
He is expected to appear in Wellington District Court tomorrow, Monday, April 26.
Inquiries into the circumstances of her death are ongoing.
An apartment in a large complex has been cordoned off and police are at the scene this morning.
It is unclear how the woman knew the alleged killer.
The woman died at the Central Park apartment complex – accommodation run by Wellington City Council.
Meanwhile, a homicide investigation has been launched in relation to a Christchurch death, police confirmed on Saturday night.
“A person has died after being located with critical injuries at an address in Sydenham, Christchurch this afternoon … residents in the area can expect to see a continued police presence.”
It’s understood emergency services were alerted just after 3pm.
More information would be provided as it became available, police said.
“We continue to make enquiries and staff remain at the scene continuing the scene examination,” they said in a brief statement at 9.15am.
Several police cars were at the site this morning and at least two townhouses cordoned off as investigators worked behind the scenes.
The Herald has contacted the tautahi Community Housing Trust who own the complext.
The site – between Gasson St and Waltham Rd – was previously a large social housing complex called Brougham Village.
However, after the February 2011 quake, 89 homes were extensively damaged and had to be demolished.
It has been rebuilt and tenants have been moving in in stages. Construction is still being completed on some of the units.