Feb 5 - Police investigating a murder in Hamilton are
interviewing a 19-year-old man who handed himself in to
police in Auckland this morning.
Police had been searching a number of Auckland properties
looking for the man following the murder of Sedrick Tilley
Tiatia at a Chartwell house, Detective Senior Sergeant Nigel
Keall of Waikato police said.
Mr Tiatia, 38, was found at the house yesterday afternoon. He
had subjected to a serious assault and despite the efforts of
ambulance staff, he died at the scene.
A scene examination continue today and it was hoped Mr
Tiatia's body could be moved for a post-mortem examination in
Auckland, Mr Keall said.
Police still wanted to hear from anyone who was in the
vicinity of Winstone Ave in Chartwell between 1pm and 2pm
yesterday who may have seen anything suspicious.
They were asked to contact Hamilton police on 07 858 6200.