Two women who have been found dead at a home in the Auckland
suburb of Ranui are thought to be mother and daughter.
Detective Inspector Greg Cramer said it appeared the pair had
been stabbed this morning but a post-mortem examination would
be held in the next few days.
A male occupant from the house was helping with inquiries and
police were not seeking anyone else over the deaths.
Police were also speaking to other members of the family.
"Police were called to the address about 10 o'clock this
morning. Upon staff arriving we found the bodies of two women
inside," Mr Cramer said.
The women were related but he did not say how. One was in her
50s and the other in her 20s.
"We believe that there is a family relationship but until
such time as formal identification has taken place we can't
say," said Mr Cramer.
The bodies remained inside the house this afternoon and
police had erected a large blue and white tent in an adjacent
yard and removed a section of fence.
The road was open to one lane only.
Neighbour Rib Nixon lives in the adjacent house on Pooks Rd
and said he believed a middle-aged couple with an adult
daughter lived at the address and were often visited by some
The arrival of police at about 10am today was the first sign
that anything was amiss, he said.
"I didn't hear anything. My wife got up and went to work like
every Monday and then I heard something going on outside and
it was the police."
He saw three ambulances arrive and paramedics speaking to the
male resident, before he left with police.
"They were always very friendly.
"I used to talk to them and say hello - that sort of thing."
Police had also enquired with Mr Nixon but were unable to
tell him any information about what happened.
They did not believe he was in any danger, he said.
The family had lived in the house for at least three years,