Police name victim in Hamilton homicide, woman arrested

Police have named the victim of an alleged homicide in Hamilton’s Melville yesterday.

He was Te Reo Wickliffe-Heta, aged 24, from Hamilton.

“Police extend their sympathies to his whānau and loved ones at this difficult time.”

A homicide investigation was launched after Wickliffe-Heta was found dead in the driveway of a Sundown Crescent home.

“Initial enquiries indicate that he had earlier been involved in an incident at another property on Sundown Crescent,” a police spokesperson said yesterday. “A man linked to that address is assisting police with our enquiries.”

Detective Senior Sergeant Terri Wilson today said a woman had been arrested in connection with the incident.

“A 24-year-old woman has been charged with assault and will be appearing in Hamilton District Court. Further charges are likely.

“Police continue to appeal for any residents of Sundown Crescent who may have relevant CCTV footage to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is urged to call 105

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