Police have named the man whose body was found in Auckland's Mt Albert earlier this week. He's 25-year-old Thomas Coombes.
Coombes was found dead in Roy Clements Treeways, Mount Albert on Tuesday. Police believe a knife was used in the "brutal attack" and Coombes sustained multiple injuries.
Police extended their "deepest condolences" to Coombes' family and friends.
On Thursday police launched a homicide investigation and on Friday they revealed that 22-year-old Christian Eteuati faces a murder charge - adding that the victim was not known to Eteuati. A warrant for his arrest has been issued.
In a statement on Saturday police appealed for help from the public, urging anyone with information about Eteuati's whereabouts to call 111 immediately.
"We want to remind the public that he is considered extremely dangerous and he should not be approached," a spokesperson said.
"A police presence remains in the area, and we again urge anyone who feel unsafe at all, or who sees anything suspicious, to contact police immediately."
Eteuati is known to have links in the Sandringham and west Auckland areas, and police warn anyone concealing him could be prosecuted.
Anyone with information or relevant detail that may assist police with their investigation is urged to call 105, quoting file number 220524/8192 or Operation Volans.
Information can also be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.