Wairoa Police have released the name of the man found deceased on Black Street on Sunday morning.

He was 33-year-old local man Nigel Sammons.

Detective Sergeant Kevin Ford said Mr Sammons' body has now been released back to his family, following a post-mortem completed yesterday in Rotorua.

Investigations into what led to Mr Sammons' death are continuing, and Police are still seeking anyone with information on what happened.


This includes anyone with information on a vehicle that may have suffered damage to the front of it since Saturday, or who may have know about a vehicle being hidden, repaired or cleaned in unusual circumstances.

Police would also like to hear from anyone in the area of Black St between 4am and 5am on Sunday morning.

- Anyone with information can contact Police on (06) 838 8345 or report anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.