MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Police – Investigation into Rotorua death continues


Bay of Plenty

Police believe they know the identity of the man found dead in a stream yesterday, but no details will be released until the identity is formally confirmed and his family have been notified.

A post mortem examination is taking place this morning to establish cause of death.

In the meantime police are completing a search of the stream where he was found this morning and the walkway behind Ruth Street remains closed.

Until this work is complete, police will not speculate on the circumstances of the death, and will not be making any additional comment.

If anyone has any information that might assist Police they are asked to contact Rotorua Police on 07 348 0099. Information can also be provided anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.