Two people killed in Whangarei yesterday, sparking a homicide investigation, have been named by police.

Brenda Nicola Gestro, 32, and Kim Douglas Larkins, 52, were found dead in a house on Dundas Rd about 12.30am.

Police said both were from Whangarei.

Police at the scene yesterday. Photo / Michael Cunningham
Police at the scene yesterday. Photo / Michael Cunningham

A homicide investigation was launched and post-mortem examinations and an examination of the scene continued today, police said.

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Police were not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths of the two people.