Homicide inquiry begins after man’s body found in Tauranga

A homicide investigation is underway after a man was found dead at a Tauranga property just after 10.30pm last night.

Police tape blocks off a US crime scene.

Police tape blocks off a US crime scene. Photo: AFP or licensors

Police were initially called to a disorder incident involving a group of people at the residential address on Maungatapu Road.

When they arrived at the scene, they found the body.

Police believe those involved in the disorder incident were known to each other.

Scene examinations will continue at two Maungatapu Road properties today, Detective Senior Sergeant John Wilson said.

Residents in the Maungatapu area will notice more police officers in the next few days while inquiries are being made, he said.

No arrests have been made.

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