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Man accused of murdering Renee Duckmanton named

Author
Kurt Bayer, NZME,
Publish Date
Tue, 5 Jul 2016, 11:43am
Renee Duckmanton's alleged murder has been named as Sainey Marong (Facebook).
Renee Duckmanton's alleged murder has been named as Sainey Marong (Facebook).

Man accused of murdering Renee Duckmanton named

Author
Kurt Bayer, NZME,
Publish Date
Tue, 5 Jul 2016, 11:43am

The man accused of murdering Christchurch woman Renee Duckmanton can be named for the first time.

Sainey Marong, a 32-year-old butcher from the Christchurch suburb of Ilam who is understood to be originally from Gambia, had interim name suppression lapse today.

Miss Duckmanton's burned body was found on a rural Canterbury road on May 15 this year - the day after the 22-year-old sex worker was last seen near the Peterborough and Manchester streets intersection in Christchurch's red light district.

Marong has been remanded in custody and will appear at the High Court in Christchurch for a case review hearing on August 19.

At Marong's first appearance at Christchurch District Court on May 27, the courtroom had to be cleared after her family hurled abuse at him and even lunged at him in the dock.

Police have said they believe Miss Duckmanton's death was related to her work in the sex industry in central Christchurch.

Her body was found burned and dumped on the roadside verge of Main Rakaia Rd, 500m from State Highway 1 on May 15.

Miss Duckmanton's aunt Sue McGrath earlier said the death has "broken my family".