'Unexplained' death of Hāwea Flat man referred to coroner

A police car at the scene where a man was found deceased in Invercargill on Sunday. PHOTO: NINA TAPU
The case of a man found dead in an Invercargill street has been referred to the coroner by police. 

Quinn David McIntyre, 42, from Hāwea Flat, was located deceased near the intersection of Sydney Street and Andrews Street on Sunday morning.

A post-mortem has been completed and the findings referred to the coroner, a police spokesperson said.

"His death is not being treated as suspicious."

Police earlier said they were treating the death as "unexplained". 

Police were called to the intersection at 9.25am.

Cordons were put in place, blocking off the area while a scene examination was undertaken.

"Mr McIntyre's family are being provided with support at this difficult time and have asked for privacy," a police spokesperson said. 

The New Zealand Herald reported Mr McIntyre was understood to be the son of Southland horse trainer Brent McIntyre.

Mr McIntyre was a director and environmental consultant of Wanaka company Enviroscope.

The company’s website said he was a certified environmental practitioner with more than 15 years of environmental and resource management experience in New Zealand and Australia.

He had worked in a range of industries including land development, oil and gas, linear infrastructure, ports and agriculture in both the private and public sectors.

He spent two years as the resource consents manager for Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Police thanked members of the public who were impacted by the road closures for their patience and understanding.

— Staff reporter