Two men arrested at the scene of Connor Morris' death in
Auckland have appeared in court, on charges not related to Mr
They faced charges of outstanding fines and breach of
Police said the men were no longer in custody and their
accounts were only part of what the investigation team was
working through to piece together the circumstances of Mr
Police said today that Mr Morris - the long-time boyfriend of
Millie Elder-Holmes, the daughter of veteran broadcaster Sir
Paul Holmes - was struck in the back of the head by an as-yet
He was pronounced dead while being transported to hospital.
It has been reported that the weapon used in the attack was a
machete, however police have said today that at this stage,
that is speculation.
Although a weapon is believed to have been involved, exactly
what type of weapon is still yet to be determined, and
investigations around the weapon and its whereabouts are
ongoing, police said.
A white Honda car was towed from the scene last night which
will also be examined.
Today, police said Mr Morris' body has been returned to his
No-one has yet to have been charged in relation to Mr
Morris's death and no-one else was in police custody.
The forensic scene examination on Don Buck Road has continued
throughout today as investigators continued to gather
evidence, police said.
Police said investigations were ongoing, and they were
working hard to ensure all possible lines of enquiry are
covered, with a team of more than 30 detectives working on
Anyone who can help police can do so anonymously, by calling
the Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.
Information can also be given to the Operation Venice team by
calling the Henderson Police Station on 09 839 0600.