At around 7:40 pm on Saturday, a ‘medical’ incident took place on Mill Road in Ōtaki; our media crew happened to be at the scene as two ambulances, two police cars and a fire truck arrived.
The person passed away after EMS attempted assistance.
Overnight an investigation team had arrived to investigate the scene. The media network was silent on reports shortly after 8:00 pm that night, only until early Sunday morning. Police announced in a media release that an ‘unexplained’ death of a person occurred on Saturday night at around 7:40 pm.
Police announced on Sunday at 6:50 pm to media that they have arrested and charged a 33-year-old man with murder to the death of a person in Ōtaki from Saturday night.
The man arrested and charged with murder is due to appear in the Palmerston North District Court tomorrow. The man was an Otaki local that is known to the victim.
Police are not looking for anyone else in relation to the man’s death. The investigation is ongoing, and there will be an increased police presence in Ōtaki over the coming days.
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