The case of human remains being discovered near the Desert Road is now officially a homicide inquiry, police say. The remains, believed to belong to a Chinese man missing since 2017, were discovered last week in a shallow grave on Rangipo Intake Road near Tongariro. The New Zealand Herald revealed this week that police had searched a property on McWhirters Farm Lane in the west Auckland suburb of Massey in connection with the case. Police are still working to formally identify the remains. The remains were believed to have been in the grave for quite some time before being discovered by police.
Source: Otago Daily Times April 02, 2020 03:33 UTC