Kelston double death: Mum and newborn baby found dead at home

Author
Anna Leask, NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Tue, 17 Mar 2020, 2:58PM
The two victims were found yesterday. (Photo / File)
The two victims were found yesterday. (Photo / File)

Kelston double death: Mum and newborn baby found dead at home

Author
Anna Leask, NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Tue, 17 Mar 2020, 2:58PM

A woman and her 3-day-old baby were found dead in a West Auckland yesterday in what is believed to be a medical event-related double tragedy.

Emergency services were called to a house at Manatu Lane in Kelston at about 9.30am yesterday.

The death was initially described as unexplained by police.

A post mortem examination was carried out today to establish how the pair died.

Detective Inspector John Sutton confirmed this afternoon there were no uspicious circumstances in this matter.

"Post-mortem examinations have been carried out today and police will referring the matter to the Coroner," he said.

Police can also name the two, who were a mother and her newborn baby.

They were: Emerald Waiari Tai, aged 27, and Tanatui Samuels, aged 3 days.

"This event is an absolute tragedy and Police send their sympathies to the family at this difficult time," said Sutton.