Police have launched a homicide investigation following the death of a 14-year-old girl in Whanganui.
At around 8:20pm police responded to a call from a person stating that they had harmed a family member, Detective Inspector Paul Baskett said.
Police attended a property on Niblett Street and located the body of the victim.
A 59-year-old woman is currently in police custody.
Police are not looking for anyone else in response to this incident.
This matter is now before the courts.