A 23-year-old woman has been found dead in her South Auckland home this morning.

Detective Inspector Mark Gutry said the woman was found by a family member in a sleep out attached to the family home about 7.30am.

Police are treating the death as suspicious and a post-mortem will be conducted later today.

"The female was last seen by members of her family around 8.30pm last night," Mr Gutry.

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"Currently we're are carrying out a scene examination and an area canvas talking to neighbours."

- nzherald.co.nz