Man charged with murder after woman found dead

Police cordoned off the area and spoke to residents where the woman's body was found.  Photo / Dave Richards
Police cordoned off the area and spoke to residents where the woman's body was found. Photo / Dave Richards

A man has been charged with murder after a woman was found dead at a block of council flats in Christchurch last night.

Police have named the dead woman as Valmai Jean McFie, 67.

A 59-year-old man arrested last night was this evening been charged with her murder.

The man was believed to live in a nearby unit.

Police said they were called to a housing complex in Spreydon, just south of the Christchurch CBD, about 6.30pm yesterday when a resident reported the death of a woman.

Ms McFie's body was found outside one of the units in MacGibbon Place, a short cul-de-sac.

- APNZ

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