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Woman charged with murder after death at Dunedin house

Author
Otago Daily Times,
Publish Date
Fri, 19 May 2023, 9:55am
Police attend the scene of an unexplained death in Tainui Rd, Dunedin, yesterday. Photo / Linda Robertson
Police attend the scene of an unexplained death in Tainui Rd, Dunedin, yesterday. Photo / Linda Robertson

Woman charged with murder after death at Dunedin house

Author
Otago Daily Times,
Publish Date
Fri, 19 May 2023, 9:55am

A 60-year-old woman has been charged with murder following a sudden death at a Dunedin property last night.

The woman is due to appear Dunedin District Court today.

Police were called to the Tainui Rd address at around 5.20pm yesterday.

Detective Senior Sergeant Nik Leigh said a man was found dead at the address.

A woman was taken into custody at the property and has subsequently been charged with murder.

“We’d like to reassure our community that we are not seeking anyone else in relation to this incident. We know that this tragic event has shaken the community and Police and Victim Support will be working closely to offer support for all involved.”

There would be an increased police presence in the area while investigations continue.

A neighbour said he saw a woman wearing Ugg boots being led away by police.

He believed the couple in the house had moved in at the start of the year.

Police had initially been armed with rifles, the neighbour said.

Another neighbour said officers had arrived, initially without lights or sirens, to search a house near the intersection with Magdala St.

A St John first response vehicle had attended briefly, the neighbour said.

- Rob Kidd, ODT

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