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Second murder charge in missing Nomad case

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 29/06/2017
Palmiro MacDonald disappeared in March, 2016 © NZ Police Palmiro MacDonald disappeared in March, 2016

A second arrest has been made in relation to the murder of Nomads associate Palmiro MacDonald.

Mr MacDonald's murder has been the subject of a large police investigation since he went missing on March 23, 2016.

His remains were discovered in the Mangahao Dam area of the Tararua Foothills on October 9.

A 28-year-old man has already been charged with murder and is before the court, but on Thursday a second 28-year-old was also charged with the murder of Mr MacDonald.

"This investigation has been an extensive and complex inquiry and we hope that this additional arrest will bring further relief to Palmiro's family and friends," says Detective Sergeant Peter Vine.

Det Sgt Vine said information from the public was crucial in laying the second murder charge.

Police are still investigating and welcome any further leads from the public.

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