The Waihi Beach property where an expatriate New Zealander
was fatally stabbed has been blessed and returned to the
As the investigation into the murder of Murray Wilkinson
continues into its eighth day, police report good progress.
Waikato district crime manager Detective Inspector Chris Page
said the examination of 25 Beach Rd, Waihi Beach, was
completed at the weekend.
"The address has now been returned to the family."
Investigators scouring the property and neighbouring sections
were assisted by the Auckland-based Police Specialist Search
"During the course of our enquiries over the weekend a number
of items of interest have been recovered, including several
knives," Mr Page said.
Police continued to have the support of the local community
Many members of the public already helped police by advising
them of suspicious objects on their properties while others
had helped using more modern methods such as accessing social
This has helped the police to build up an accurate picture of
just who was in the area at the time of the attack on Mr
Wilkinson, Mr Page said.
While a temporary police station outside the scene has been
removed along with the police presence, members of the public
can still access the team either at the Waihi or Waihi Beach
The public can also contact the investigation team via the
Operation Brad crime line, 0800 Op Brad (0800 672723).
Alternatively information can be left anonymously with
Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
- The Bay of Plenty Times