Police have launched a homicide investigation after a woman was found dead in Christchurch.
The woman, aged 37, was found deceased at her home in Addington on Saturday night, police said.
A scene examination is under way at the Grove Rd property, and part of the road has been cordoned off.
Police thanked residents for their understanding and cooperation.
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About 10.30pm last night a person at the scene said Grove Rd had been sealed off, with armed police and 10 vehicles attending the incident.