Police have released the name of the man killed in an
incident in Christchurch early this morning.
He was 48-year-old Guy Christian Scollay.
Detective Inspector Virginia Le Bas says Police believe the
incident was family violence-related, and no-one else is
being sought in connection with the death.
The 44-year old woman arrested this morning on murder charges
is related to the deceased, as is the the 19-year-old male
who was also present at the address.
The three were normally resident at the Edgeware Road
A weapon believed to have been used in the incident has been
located at the scene.
Detective Inspector Le Bas says next of kin have been advised
of the death, and Victim Support and police family liaison
staff are working with relatives.
A forensic examination at the address will continuing this
evening and tomorrow, and investigators are conducting
follow-up interviews. Ms Le Bas said detectives were
collecting evidence in their attempt to piece together the
events leading up to the man's death.
"We're doing the investigation and just trying to establish
what has actually led up to this incident," she said.
A resident near where the man was killed said she heard
yelling at the home early this morning.
The neighbour said she did not go on to the street because
she was concerned for her own safety.
"I just heard yelling and then I heard sirens," she said.
"We just don't need this. It's just awful."
The body of the deceased has been removed from the house this
afternoon, and a post-mortem examination will be conducted
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