Police have launched a homicide inquiry after a woman was found dead at a home in Auckland's Te Atatu Peninsula this evening.
The body of the 70-year-old was discovered by family members when they arrived at the address around 5:30pm today.
Neighbours say an ambulance, armed police, dog squads and a helicopter all swarmed the area.
The street is currently on lockdown and police have been escorting residents to their homes.
Police remain on site and a scene examination is underway.
Anyone who saw people or vehicles in Glenvil Ln, Te Atatu Peninsula, or the surrounding areas anytime today are urged to contact police on (09) 839 0600.