A man found dead in his car in South Auckland was stabbed
several times and police are searching for his killer.
Davender Singh, 35, of Papatoetoe, was found in a vehicle on
Norman Spencer Drive just before 8pm yesterday and police are
focusing on finding the man who killed him and the "sharp
item" he used to do it.
At a press conference this afternoon Detective Inspector Dave
Lynch said Mr Singh and his partner had stopped on Norman
Spencer Drive to eat takeaways on their way home from work.
They did not live far from the area where the incident
Police were unable to interview his 31-year-old partner last
night because she was in such a "distressed state" but they
hoped to speak to her at length today.
They did manage to get some details from her last night but
she could tell them only that the killer was a man.
Police were unable to say whether anything had been taken
from the couple or their vehicle until they had had further
discussions with her.
No other description could be gleaned of the assailant and
the woman was last night admitted to hospital because of her
psychological trauma, rather than any physical injuries.
Mr Singh was extensively and fatally wounded.
"Mr Singh has got a number of wounds so there's definitely an
indication of a violent struggle in or around the vehicle,"
Mr Lynch said.
Due to the nature of Mr Singh's injuries, police believed the
culprit would have a significant amount of blood on their
They urged the public to look out for anyone who may have
been acting suspiciously or discarding bloody garments.
Up to 20 detectives were working on the scene today, combing
the area for evidence.
Mr Lynch said they were also interested in hearing from
businesses on Norman Spencer Drive who had CCTV.