Charge laid following Taupo homicide investigation

A 35-year-old man is facing a murder charge following a woman's death. File photo.

Police investigating the death of Samantha Reid have now charged a man in relation to her death.

Samantha, 33, was found at a rural property north of Taupo on Saturday, January 25, with critical injuries.

She was transported to hospital, where she passed away the following day, says a police spokesperson.

"In relation to her death, a 35-year-old man has been charged with murder, and is due to appear in Hamilton District Court tomorrow.

"As the matter is now before the courts, Police cannot provide any further comment."

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