Police have named the woman killed in a hostel in
Invercargill on Saturday.
She was Nicola Jean Fleming (38).
A 30-year-old Invercargill man who was known to Ms Fleming
has been charged with murder following her death.
Invercargill police launched a homicide investigation on
Saturday morning after the woman was discovered dead in her
room at the accommodation hostel in Tyne St.
Inspector Olaf Jensen said the man had been charged with
murder and would appear in the Invercargill District Court
Twenty-two police from the Southland area supported by two
ESR staff and a forensic pathologist were working on the
investigation. The examination of the scene was expected to
take ''a number of days'' to complete, he said.
An area of the Otepuni gardens reserve next to the hostel had
been searched and items of interest had been found.
Police were appealing for anyone who was in the gardens area
about 4am to 5am on Saturday to call Invercargill police.