Auckland City Police have updated their serious assault investigation to homicide after a homeless man brutally assaulted in central Auckland on Wednesday died in hospital.
Edwin Linder was discovered on Mills Lane, between Queen St and Albert St, about 9am on Wednesday with severe facial injuries
A 17-year-old man was arrested on Friday and charged with wounding Mr Linder in regard to the incident.
He is due to reappear in the Auckland District Court today.
Further charges are expected to be laid following the post mortem examination to be held on Monday.