Police will release the name of a 20 year-old woman who was killed in Palmerston North, after a post-mortem is carried out today.
The woman had been staying in private accommodation on the Massey University campus.
She lived with a 21 year-old man, and police say there are reports the pair were arguing earlier in the night.
The man has been arrested and was charged with assault yesterday.
He's due in court on Tuesday, when police expect to lay more serious charges.