Another unexplained death in Christchurch

There has been another “unexplained” death at a property in Christchurch - the second in less than 24 hours.

Emergency services were called were called to reports of a sudden death on Kintyre Drive, Broomfield, about 3.25am today.

A police spokeswoman said the death was being treated as unexplained at this stage.

It comes just 12 hours after the body of a man, whom Stuff has named as Dale Crosby Cunard, was found at a social housing unit on Barnett Ave in Sydenham on Tuesday.

Emergency services were called to the Barnett Ave address in Sydenham just before 3pm on Tuesday....
Emergency services were called to the Barnett Ave address in Sydenham just before 3pm on Tuesday. Photo: George Heard
Detectives are investigating the "unexplained death" after police were called to the Barnett Ave property shortly before 3pm.

A police spokeswoman said: "The death is currently being treated as unexplained, and inquiries are underway."

It comes less than a fortnight after Kenneth Daniel Hawkins, 50, was allegedly stabbed to death at the community housing complex where he lived in Sydenham.

A homicide probe was launched and a 28-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murdering Hawkins.

- NZ Herald and Star News


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