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Murder charge in homicide investigation

Sao Young. Photo: NZ Police.

A 24-year-old old man has been charged with murder in relation to the death of Sao Young in Hamilton earlier this year.

The man was arrested at a Hamilton address on Saturday evening and is due to appear in Hamilton District Court on Monday.

Mr Young’s body was discovered on a rural property in Gordonton on Monday, April 13, a month after he was last seen in the Insoll Avenue area of Hamilton.

Detective Inspector Graham Pitkethley says the homicide investigation is ongoing with a focus on identifying and seeking out all those present at the time of Mr Young’s death.

“I’d like to thank those who have contacted the team to date and encourage others to come forward to explain their involvement.

“Our investigation team is committed to establishing the facts, providing closure for Mr Young’s family, and holding those responsible to account.”

Information can be provided to Police by calling 105 and quoting file number 200413/6113.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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