Police investigates death of Raetihi boy

Police are continuing to conduct tests to determine how a nine-year-old boy died at his home at Raetihi, north of Wanganui, yesterday.

The boy was found dead by a family member just before 6am and a post-mortem examination was completed last night.

Detective Senior Sergeant Keith Borrell said further tests were being carried out to determine the cause of death.

``Once all the test results are back we will have a clearer picture of how the boy died. We are still making inquiries and have a number of people including family members to speak to.''

A scene examination was also still in progress.

Anyone with information was urged to contact the Ohakune police on (06) 385 0100 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


- Wanganui Chronicle

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