Police confirm identify of unexplained death of man, Naenae

Police confirm identify of unexplained death of man, Naenae

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Police can confirm the identity of a man from an unexplained death in Naenae on October 12.

He was 25-year-old Peti Asata.

Police extend their sympathies to his family and friends.


Police say while the death is being treated as unexplained it is no longer being treated as a homicide. 

Police we called to a report of an assault at an address on Burke Grove, Lower Hutt shortly before 11 pm on Monday in Naenae.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene after attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.

Police guarded the scene, and a scene examination took place.

“We acknowledge that this was distressing for the community, Police would like to thank the public for their assistance during this investigation.”

Police are continuing to ask that if anyone has any information which may be of assistance, please call 105 quoting P044012346.

Information can also be passed on anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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