Police say it may be some time before they have answers to what happened in a Christchurch house resulting in the death of two people.
Police were called to house on Ayr St address shortly before 6pm and found the pair - a woman and man - dead in different rooms.
They said this afternoon that they were "not seeking anyone else" in connection with the two deaths.
However they were not in a position to give any further detail on who the dead man and woman are or how they died.
Specialist police including forensic teams are at the scene and detectives are working to piece together the circumstances of the deaths.
Police will not be in a position to name the victims until a formal identification process has been completed.
They thanked the public for their help but would not be drawn further on the case today.
Residents woke up to the police investigation on their street this morning, and detectives have now begun going door-to-door asking for information.
The house - on the corner of Ayr Street and Mona Vale Ave - appeared very closed up this morning with all the curtains drawn.
The mailbox is full of uncollected circulars and a red Toyota Current sits idle in the driveway, covered in moss and lichen.
A nearby resident told the Herald they had not seen anyone at the property since the current owner moved into the neighbourhood last October.
A woman who lived several houses down from the scene told the Herald she heard police arrive last night and suspected something like this might have happened.
"The way the police were acting I guessed something like this had happened, but I hoped it hadn't," she said.
She said she only vaguely knew the people that lived in the house.