Police investigating a recent homicide in Otaki want to find a man who gave a ride to a hitch-hiker that weekend.

Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Sheridan said the person they want to speak to was driving a red car and picked the male hitch-hiker up between 5pm and 6pm from State Highway One south of the Otaki township.

He then dropped the hitch-hiker off in Paraparaumu.

"We believe the driver may have been visiting family in Levin and was travelling back towards Wellington," he said.

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"We are hoping this driver can assist the investigation team as we piece together a timeline of events relating to this enquiry."

If you are the driver, or can help us locate him, please contact Police on 105 and quote file number 200517/3200.

Police had arrested and charged a 33-year-old was charged with murder following the discovery of a man's body at a Mill Road house in Ōtaki on Saturday, May 16.

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