The sudden death of a 28-year-old woman in Te Aroha yesterday
is not believed to be linked to other violent incidents in
the town over the past week.
Thames Coromandel CIB Detective Sergeant Martyn Hughes said
police were called to a Stanley Ave address by ambulance
staff shortly after 11.35am yesterday.
"A 28-year-old woman had been found deceased at the address
and due to the sudden, unexplained nature of her death the
area is currently being subject to a scene examination as we
work to establish if there is anything suspicious associated
with what has happened.
"The woman's death is not believed to be linked to any other
matters that have taken place in Te Aroha in recent days and
at this point in time police would like to extend our
sympathies to the woman's family for their loss."
Meanwhile, a 19-year-old woman remains in a stable condition
in Waikato Hospital's high dependency unit after being shot
She was hit in the chest and legs by a single shot from a gun
shortly before 1pm on Saturday in Te Aroha.
Two men were due to face firearms charges yesterday in
relation to the incident.
Detective Senior Sergeant Graham Pitkethley said a
16-year-old man and a 21-year-old man had been arrested and
would be appearing in court yesterday in relation to the
"The 16-year-old youth faces wounding with reckless disregard
and unlawful possession of ammunition charges in the Hamilton
Youth Court, and the 21-year-old a charge of unlawful
possession of pistol in the Hamilton District Court.
"Early indications are that the shooting may have been
- Brendan Manning of APNZ