One of the victims in a fatal house fire in Dunedin on Monday has been named as 35-year-old Anastasia Margaret Neve.
Police released the name on Thursday afternoon, and said the formal identification process is still underway for the second victim.
Due to the complexity of the scene, police inquiries and the scene examination is ongoing, and the post-mortems are continuing.
Police said the investigation into the two deaths, as a result of a house fire, involves several different versions of events and "a fair bit of rumour and speculation".
Southern District Police investigations manager Detective Inspector Steve Wood said the fire in Wesley St was a "complex scene", and as a result, the post mortems were also complex and ongoing.
"It's just going to take a wee while to put this one together.''
Detective Inspector Wood said police investigators had been hearing "a fair bit of rumour and speculation'' about what had happened in the lead-up to the fatal fire.
"We've got several reports of different versions of events that we obviously follow up, and we've got an inquiry team working away on all these different versions of events, but we're interested in dealing with the facts and what the scene and post mortems will tell us.
"We don't ignore any information that comes in ... and we're very interested to see where it's come from and trace it back to see if there is anything in it.''
Wood confirmed the victims were a male and a female.
He was not yet able to say when the male's name would be released.
A police presence remained Wednesday at the site of the house fire.
A section of Wesley St was again cordoned off as police remained on the scene.
They were removed from the house on Tuesday.
The fire occurred in the back flat of the property early on Monday.
''Police are grateful for the information received from the public so far, and would still like to hear from anyone else who may have seen or heard something which could assist our investigation," Wood said.
Those with information can contact Dunedin police on 03 471 4800, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.