Police are calling for sightings of a car as an investigations into a body found in a burnt out vehicle near Nelson continue.
Police have asked anyone who saw a 1995 silver Nissan Sunny Saloon between 1pm and 2pm yesterday in the area of the Whangamoa Saddle, north of Nelson, to contact police.
Police are also interested in speaking to anyone who has information about any vehicle parked on the side of the road on State Highway 6 on the Whangamoa Saddle between those times.
The Fire Service was alerted to the fire shortly before 2pm yesterday, and police found a body inside the burnt out car.
A scene investigation was continuing today.
Police were also conducting background inquiries to establish the identity of the person inside the vehicle, and what led to their death.
Anyone with information should call Nelson police on 03 546 3840. Information can also be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.