Police have named the woman whose body was found in a burnt-out vehicle in Auckland earlier in November as Chontel Wiki-O'Brien.
On November 4, emergency services attended a burning vehicle on Alfriston Rd in the Auckland suburb of Manurewa. After extinguishing the blaze, a body was found inside and a homicide investigation was launched.
Following enquiries, police confirmed on Thursday that the deceased was 23-year-old Wiki-O'Brien from Auckland's Clendon.
"The investigation team are continuing to support Chontel's whānau and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time," said Detective Inspector Chris Barry.
"The homicide enquiry into Chontel's death is still ongoing."
Barry said police are appealing for sightings of a white Mitsubishi Outlander found on Alfriston Rd. A picture of a similar vehicle has been released to the public.
"Police are particularly interested in sightings of the white Mitsubishi Outlander in the Manurewa and Takanini area leading up to Chontel's tragic death.
"The Mitsubishi has also been sighted in and around Weymouth during the day on Tuesday, November 3.
"It has also been sighted on Holmes Road in Manurewa and in an industrial area of Takanini, near Oakleigh Avenue, late on the night of November 3 and in the early hours of November 4."
Anyone who may have seen the vehicle or has any information relating to the circumstances of Wiki-O'Brien's death are asked to contact police on 105 and quote the file number 201104/8333. Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.