Murder charge after Northland death

  • 11/02/2016
Murder charge after Northland death

A man has been charged with murder following the discovery of a body in Northland.

The 48-year-old is expected to appear in Whangarei District Court today after being taken into custody following an armed offenders squad callout in Ngararatunua, just north of Whangarei on Wednesday evening.

Police say they found a 61-year-old man's body at the home on Church Rd.

The arrested man gave himself up to officers without incident, police said.

An autopsy will be carried out on the victim today and about 16 police staff are currently working on the investigation.