A young Ashburton mother found in a pool of blood in her home
was probably killed by someone who knew her, police say.
Detective Senior Sergeant John Rae said all the evidence to
date indicated the attack on Sina Solomona, 22 was not
"We do not believe there is any heightened risk to the
community," he said.
A post-mortem examination on Ms Solomona was completed this
"As yet we have not received the pathologists' report, and we
are not in a position to comment on any results from the
post-mortem," Mr Rae said.
Ms Solomona was found by her stepbrother on the ground near
the back door of her Ashburton home early on Saturday.
The forensic examination of the Cass St property was expected
to be finished late today or tomorrow.
A weapon had been found near the property but police would
not give details or say whether it was used on Ms Solomona.
A specialist search team was continuing to comb the area
around the property and neighbouring properties, searching
for items that may be related to Ms Solomona's death, Mr Rae
Investigators would also be searching rubbish bins for any
items that might have been thrown away.
Police were continuing to speak with people who knew Ms
Solomona and people who had come forward with information.
"We are continuing to ask for the public's assistance," Mr
"We particularly want to hear from anyone who has seen
anything unusual in the vicinity of Cass St early on Saturday
morning, or who has any other information about the
Ms Solomona finished work at Canterbury Meat Packers early on
Saturday morning and was taken home about 2.30am by her
Her stepbrother found her body at 2.45am.