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Hunt for stabbing suspect continues

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 5/10/2016

Police are awaiting results of a post-mortem examination to help them piece together the circumstances surrounding the fatal stabbing of a woman in Otorohanga as they continue to hunt for the alleged attacker.

Clare Bremner, 60, was killed and 64-year-old Keith Bremner was flown to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition after the incident on Tuesday night.

Police are looking for their son Ross Douglas Bremner, 34, who lived with the victims, in Cruden Avenue and who worked in the town.

The post-mortem examination on Mrs Bremner's body is expected to be conducted on Thursday.

Waikato Hospital said Keith Bremner remained in a critical condition on Thursday morning.

Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Greene says it's too early to know the exact nature of the attack.

"We haven't examined the scene yet and we will have a post-mortem in Auckland," he said on Wednesday.

"Those are still details we're putting together."

Det Sen Sgt Greene said police were not certain whether Mr Bremner was still in the Otorohanga area.

He said Mr Bremner could be driving silver Holden Vectra, registration BGP561, "but we're not absolutely convinced about that either".

"He may be in another vehicle or he may be without a vehicle," he said

"There's a whole number of possibilities we're looking at."

No weapon has been found.

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