Police continue to wait for final test results from a
9-year-old Raetihi boy who died suspiciously earlier this
Ruapehu Primary School pupil Antony Christensen was found
dead in his bed by a family member just before 6am on the
morning of December 7.
Preliminary results from testing showed prescription medicine
in his system, police said.
His grand-uncle Garth Hiroti said his nephew was complaining
of a sore stomach before he went to bed the night before.
A police spokeswoman today said they were still waiting for
final test results to get a clearer picture on how Antony
Those results were not expected back for another week or two,
In the meantime, police are investigating the circumstances
around Antony's death.
Detective Senior Sergeant Keith Borrell earlier said they
were interviewing the boy's family, who had been helpful.
"However, we still want to hear from anyone who may have some
information on his last movements."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Ohakune Police on
(06) 385 0100 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555
Police said 14 officers were working on the case.