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Butcher accused of Duckmanton murder named

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 5/07/2016 Cleo Fraser
Renee Duckmanton © Facebook/Renee Duckmanton Renee Duckmanton

The man accused of murdering young Christchurch woman Renee Duckmanton is 31-year-old Sainey Marong, it can now be revealed.

The Christchurch butcher was charged days after the sex worker's burnt body was found near Rakaia, 60km southwest of her home town, on May 15.

Marong had been granted name suppression when he initially appeared in court but that lapsed this week.

Family members of Ms Duckmanton have hurled abuse at Marong during both of his court appearances, including one occasion in which the court had to be closed to members of the public.

Marong is originally from Gambia but had been working in Christchurch.

He is next due in the High Court on August 19.

Ms Duckmanton was last seen in Christchurch's red light district and police believe her death is related to her sex work.

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