Lower Hutt man's family pay respects

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Family members of a man who died shortly after being found unconscious in Lower Hutt last week have gathered to pay their respects, police say.

Police launched a homicide investigation after Michael James Mulholland, 52, of Taita, was found by a friend on a driveway in Farmer Crescent near his house on Thursday night.

Friends attempted CPR, which was continued by emergency services, but he died at the scene.

Several houses on Farmers Crescent display signs of Mongrel Mob affiliation and police have confirmed to media that Mr Mulholland had Mongrel Mob connections.

Detective Inspector Darrin Thomson said a forensic examination of the driveway and Mr Mulholland's home had been completed and police would continue examining them over the next two days.

''Family are congregating in the area and paying their respect to Michael. No funeral date has been set as of yet. Police are working closely with the family to ensure the necessary support is in place to help them through the tragic circumstances of Michael's death,'' Mr Thomson said.

Police believed a number of people visited his home on the night he died and police wanted to speak to anyone who had contact with him that day.

A post-mortem examination was completed yesterday and police were still examining the results.


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