Man arrested after body found in Auckland

Police have cordoned off part of Shore Rd in Auckland's Remuera (Jacob Brown / 3 News)
Police have cordoned off part of Shore Rd in Auckland's Remuera (Jacob Brown / 3 News)

The 24-year-old man charged with the murder of a woman in Remuera this morning handed himself into police today.

He will appear in the Auckland District Court tomorrow.

At a news conference late this afternoon, Inspector Kevin Hooper said the main focus for police is to formally identify the woman and notify her next of kin.

The body has since been removed from the Shore Rd property and a post-mortem will be done tonight.

Insp Hooper said he didn't have any evidence the accused was known to the victim and he was believed to have acted alone.

The occupants of the house where the woman was found noticed her on the lawn and called emergency services because it was "apparent from looking at the victim there was immediate attention required".

The residents of the house were "extremely distressed" and have been offered victim support.

Insp Hooper says the woman, described as Caucasian, was found in exercise gear, leading them to believe she'd been jogging or walking.

She did have a number of other items including sunglasses, but based on the police's current reconstruction she was exercising.

The woman's body was found around 10:50am and police don't believe residents on the road are connected with her death though it appears she was attacked somewhere close by.

They are asking for anyone who may have seen someone matching her description on Shore Rd or nearby anytime between 10am and 10:50am to contact them.

The property where she was found sits beside St Kentigern School

(Jacob Brown / 3 News)

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