Police have seized a car believed to be linked to Tuesday's double homicide in Tauranga, which has been followed by two more deaths.

Police had asked for sightings of a blue Ford Territory Ghia AWD, with the registration plate CDE931 - thought to be linked to the deaths at McLaren Falls.

The vehicle was found and seized yesterday afternoon.

The shootings at McLaren Falls left two men, aged 43 and 32, dead.

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A suspect in the double shooting was then shot dead by police on Thursday night after firing at officers up to 20 times.

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Armed police at a cordon near McLaren Falls where two men were shot dead on Tuesday. Photo / Alan Gibson
Armed police at a cordon near McLaren Falls where two men were shot dead on Tuesday. Photo / Alan Gibson

On Saturday a woman's body was discovered in a house in Lynwood, and police said they believe her death is linked to the shootings.

Police are seeking sightings of a blue Ford Territory Ghia AWD with the registration CDE931, as part of their investigation into a Tauranga double homicide. Photo / Supplied
Police are seeking sightings of a blue Ford Territory Ghia AWD with the registration CDE931, as part of their investigation into a Tauranga double homicide. Photo / Supplied

A 25-year-old Bay of Plenty man appeared in court in Christchurch on Saturday charged with double murder. Name suppression was given to him and the victims.