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Unexplained death in Wairoa

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 11/06/2017

Police are working to identify a man who was found dead in Wairoa on Sunday morning.

The man was found at 5am on Black Street and police say inquiries are ongoing to find out what happened and who he is.

Detective Senior Sergeant Daniel Kirk said police would not speculate on the cause of death at this stage.

"We are asking people to avoid the scene to allow police do their work," he said.

Investigators are seeking the public's assistance and would like to hear from anyone who was in the area of Black Street between 4am and 5am on Sunday morning.

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