A 40-year-old woman has been charged with murder following a man’s death in Mt Wellington yesterday afternoon.
The woman is due to appear in Auckland District Court today.
Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Brand said police are not seeking anyone else in relation to the death.
“A scene examination at the Lynton Rd property will continue over the weekend and locals can expect to see an increased police presence in the area over the coming days,” Brand said.
At least nine unmarked police cars and one marked one were parked outside the six-storey apartment complex late this morning.
The complex is opposite New Zealand’s biggest rent-to-build scheme, which is under construction behind Mt Wellington Highway and Lynton Rd at the Pak’n Save end of Sylvia Park.
Residents spoken to by the Herald said they hadn’t seen or heard anything untoward.
Bonnie Cardwell, who lives a few houses away from the complex, also wasn’t disturbed by any issues last night.
But she wasn’t surprised to see police officers in the street this morning, Cardwell said.
Her family are fourth-generation residents, having lived in the street since the 1940s.
“It always has been a slightly ‘crime’ area, with break-ins, stolen cars.
“Now there’s all this infill housing, there’s more crime. Earlier this year we had armed police at that end [of the street], they all stormed off down there.”
Yesterday police launched an investigation into the death after the man’s body was found at a Mt Wellington property.
Police received a report a man had been injured in a flat on Lynton Rd.
When officers arrived at the scene just after 2pm they found the man dead.
Yesterday, Brand said police were speaking with a woman who was at the address.