Homicide investigation, Otautau, Southland

As stated by Inspector Mike Bowman, Area Commander, Southland.

Invercargill Police have launched a homicide investigation following the death of an 8-year-old in Otautau, Southland, yesterday.

Two Otautau addresses are currently under Police guard.

Police are speaking to a number of witnesses in relation to the incident.

We wish to reassure members of the public this was an isolated incident and there is no threat to their safety.

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