Man arrested in Te Kaha homicide investigation

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 - 10:46am
Bay of Plenty
Please attribute to Detective Inspector Lew Warner, Bay of Plenty Field Crime Manager:

A man has been arrested and charged with being an accessory after the fact of murder, in relation to the death of Don Henry Turei Junior.

Mr Turei was killed in a crash on State Highway 35, opposite the Raukokere Marae, near Te Kaha, on November 26th 2016.

In the days following the crash Police upgraded the investigation to a homicide investigation.

Yesterday afternoon Police arrested a 33-year-old Te Kaha man in Wairoa. He is due to appear in Gisborne District Court today.

Police enquiries into the homicide are continuing and the investigation team is making good progress, as demonstrated by this arrest.

No further information is available at this time.

ENDS

Issued by Police Media Centre

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