Residents at the lodge where two bodies were found last week have paid their respects to the deceased.

Tania Ellwood, 39, had been missing for a week when a maintenance worker found her body at Dryden Lodge in Grey Lynn on March 6.

The body of 36-year-old Timothy Kerr Hamilton was also discovered at the scene.

Police say the pair were known to each other and that they were not looking for anyone else in relation to the matter.

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Tania Ellwood was missing for a week before her body was found in the Grey Lynn lodge. Photo / Supplied
Tania Ellwood was missing for a week before her body was found in the Grey Lynn lodge. Photo / Supplied

A resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said people living in the lodge had pooled their money together to buy flowers for the deceased. They laid the bouquets by the doorway to pay their respects.

"We have humanity at this house. We look after the people in here.

"We feel sad for the girl's family and his family too."

A small group of people at the lodge had opened the room sensing worrying signs from inside.

They saw Hamilton's body, closed the door and called police, the resident said. Ellwood's body was not immediately visible.

"Something went wrong in that room.

"Only god knows what happened in that room. And what was going through his and her minds."

Timothy Kerr Hamilton was found dead at the Dryden Lodge halfway house. Photo / Facebook
Timothy Kerr Hamilton was found dead at the Dryden Lodge halfway house. Photo / Facebook

The room had since been stripped.

Hamilton had checked into the room on Monday, February 26, the resident said.

Ellwood was last seen in Newmarket about 9.30am on February 28.

She had last been in contact with family the night before at 6pm and it was said to be out of character for her not to be in contact.

One of the last people to see Auckland actress Tania Ellwood alive has described seeing her walking outside a Grey Lynn boarding house with Timothy Kerr Hamilton the week before she was found dead.

"I thought that she was his girlfriend ... people often sneak in their female companions," said a shocked worker who stumbled across the pair's bodies this week.

The man, who did not want to be named, said Tania wasn't staying at the lodge at the time. He had, however, seen her with Hamilton shortly after he moved in.

"Both of them were walking on the street outside the boarding house last Tuesday or Wednesday."

Ellwood is listed on StarNow as being an actor, hair stylist, make-up artist and fashion stylist.

Rose French had been friends with Ellwood since 2011 and said she would be "forever in my heart."

"The world was a better place with Tania in it and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

"Tania touched my life and I know she impacted many other with her kindness and her beautiful personality."

Hamilton's nephew Julian Rika had taken to social media to remember his uncle.

"Rest in Peace Uncle Tim. Gonna miss you and your crack-up jokes ... love you bro ... too early."

"Rest in peace my brother I love you so much," Jesse posted.

The matter would be referred to the coroner at the end of the investigation.