Several knives have been collected by police investigating
the murder of a holidaymaker at Waihi Beach early on New
Last week police appealed for the person who handed in a
knife to a security guard after the stabbing to come forward.
They had since done so.
Murray Wilkinson, a 64-year-old ex-pat New Zealander living
in Queensland, died in Waikato Hospital on Thursday after he
suffered neck and head injuries when he went to investigate a
noise outside the caravan he was sleeping in at a Beach Rd
Detective Inspector Chris Page, said about 30 police staff
from across the North Island were working on the
The house had been handed back to the family after the scene
examination was completed and it had been cleaned and
"During the course of our enquiries over the weekend a number
of items of interest have been recovered, including several
knives as the support of the local community continues," Mr
Assistance from the public had given police an accurate
picture of who was in the area at the time of Mr Wilkinson's
A temporary police station at the scene had been removed but
the public could still speak to police at Waihi Beach police
The public could also contact the investigation team via the
Operation Brad crimeline, 0800 Op Brad (0800 672723), or
Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.