Woman found dead in Brookfield
Update 1.46pm: A woman's body has been found by police investigating this week's double homicide in Tauranga.
The body was found on Friday when police were called to a home in Lynwood Place says District Commander Superintendent Andy McGregor.
“Police were called to the address yesterday and upon arrival a woman was found deceased,” says District Commander Superintendent Andy McGregor.
“We believe she may have been dead for a couple of days. At this stage it's believed the death was a domestic incident.”
“Police is not seeking anyone else in relation to this sudden death at this stage.”
Update on double homicide in Omanawa:
Police also report they are making good progress in the investigation into the double homicide in Omanawa and the events following in Tauranga.
“Based on information available, the incidents appear to be unrelated to gang conflict although Police is aware the incidents have involved gang members,” says Andy.
A 25-year-old Bay of Plenty man arrested yesterday in Christchurch has been charged with the murders of two men at the Omanawa property on Tuesday February 11.
The heavily tattooed 25-year-old appeared in the Christchurch District Court before Judge Tony Couch this morning, facing two charges of murder for the two victims who police have said were known to each other.
Police report that they returned fire and in the exchange the offender was fatally wounded.
Road closures were put in place while scene examination was undertaken.
Police are yet to formally identify the deceased and a post mortem is expected to be carried out today.
Site investigation at the scene on SH2 on Friday. Photo: Daniel Hines/SunLive
Some Otumoetai residents are reporting the presence of armed Police who appear to be guarding a property in Brookfield.
SunLive received calls from nearby neighbours that Police have been at the property overnight and are still there this morning.
"There is one Police car backed down the driveway, a Police wagon out front, and two armed officers standing in the driveway," says one resident.
"They've been there overnight. There told us that there had been an incident and that there was nothing to worry about."
SunLive will have further information once it is available.