Man charged with murder of woman found dead in Whanganui

By 1news.co.nz and is republished with permission

A man has been charged with the murder of a woman found dead at a home in Whanganui last night.

Police say they were called to an incident at a property on Fitzherbet Ave at about 7.11pm.

Officers found a woman dead at the property.

“In the early hours of the morning Wednesday 6 June, a 50-year-old man was arrested after a vehicle of interest was located at another Whanganui address,” Detective Senior Sergeant Brett Humphrey said in an update this evening.

A scene examination is underway and is expected to be completed on Thursday.

A police spokesperson earlier told 1News: “While formal identification is still to take place, we can confirm the victim and man arrested are known to each other”.

It’s not believed there is any ongoing risk to the public, the spokesperson added.

“Police are working with Victim Support to support the family, who we will continue to update as the investigation progresses,” Humphrey said.

The man has been remanded in custody to appear in court at a later date.

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