Auckland police are asking for public assistance in identifying a man found dead in Takanini yesterday afternoon.

The man was found in Popokatea Ave, Addision Estate in Takanini at about 4.50pm. He was last seen jogging in the area at around 4.15pm by workers.

The man is described as a Caucasian, aged approx 50 years, of medium build, approx 170-175cm, with short grey hair (flat top style).

He was wearing:

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- Light green cloth shorts with a small pocket on the front right

- White, blue and grey running shoes, Mitre brand

- Black framed sunglasses

- He was not wearing a t-shirt or anything similar

Police urge anyone with information that may assist in identifying this person call the Papakura Police on 09 295 0200.

- Herald Online