Ashburton police were at a Cass Street house today, where a
major crime scene investigation is underway.
The body of a woman is believed to be at the house, but
police could not say if a homicide inquiry had begun.
Senior sergeant Grant Russell said more details would likely
be released this afternoon and that an investigation was in
The town was rife with rumours today and the house on Cass
Street is under guard. Cass Street between Peters and Cox
Streets has been cordoned off and scene tape seals off a
white house, with one car parked in the driveway and another
on the road.
Neighbours are able to come and go but other traffic is
restricted on the street, just one block from the main road
and a major supermarket.
Earlier in the day four forensic officers were seen at the
house and a crime scene investigation caravan is parked
across the street from the house under guard.
- Linda Clarke of the Ashburton Guardian