Mount Albert homicide: Further statement and photos from family of Tom Coombes

Location:

Auckland City

Please attribute to the family of Thomas Coombes:

On Tuesday 31 May, 700 people gathered at Wainamu, Te Henga (Bethells Beach) to mourn the loss of Tom Coombes.

Tom lived in Te Henga throughout his youth surrounded by the raw beauty of the West Coast. An intrepid lover of the outdoors, biker, surfer, and photographer, his friendships traversed many communities.

Known for his kindness, compassion and humour, people travelled from across Aotearoa and Australia to pay their respects.

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UPDATE – Missing person, Auckland

Location:

Auckland City

The 61-year-old previously reported missing has been found.

Police would like to thank the public for their assistance and support.

ENDS

Issued by Police Media Centre
More : https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-missing-person-auckland-0

Have You Seen Grahame?

Location:

Auckland City

Police are urgently seeking assistance in locating missing 61-year-old Grahame Dawson.

He was last seen Friday morning in Auckland Domain.

He is described as 5’7 and of a slim build and was last seen wearing grey trackpants and a dark blue/black cardigan with a bright coloured tee-shirt.

If you have any information which can assist Police please call 111 and quote job number P050806282.

ENDS

Issued by the Police Media Centre

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Unexplained death, Onehunga

Location:

Auckland City

Attributable to Detective Inspector Lloyd Schmid:

An investigation is underway into the death of a woman at her Onehunga home.

The 65-year-old was located in her home by a member of her extended family shortly after 10am today.

The family member had gone to the address after being unable to reach her by phone.

The woman’s death is being treated as unexplained at this stage, and a large team of detectives continue to work on the investigation.

A scene examination is underway and is expected to take several days.
More : https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/unexplained-death-onehunga

Mount Albert homicide: statement and photos from family of Tom Coombes

Location:

Auckland City

Please attribute to the family of Thomas Coombes:

Tom was living a happy and beautiful life.

He was walking home from uni where he was studying photography – following his passion after becoming a qualified builder.

He was a keen sportsman, with a genuine interest in and love for his family and many friends.

His life was taken from him, and from all of us who love him, in a cruel act of violence.

If releasing this statement can help to track his movements on Tuesday evening, or in any other way, please pass any information to the police.

ENDS

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Mount Albert homicide: arrest made

Location:

Auckland City

The 22-year-old man sought in relation to the homicide in Mount Albert earlier this week has been arrested.

Police were making enquiries in the Sandringham area this afternoon and located him on Ti Kouka Lane, where he was taken into custody without issue.

“We want to thank members of the community who have provided us with information,” says Detective Inspector Chris Barry of Auckland City CIB.
More : https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/mount-albert-homicide-arrest-made

Mount Albert homicide: Warrant to arrest issued

Location:

Auckland City

Please attribute to Detective Inspector Chris Barry, Auckland City CIB:

Police can confirm a warrant to arrest has now been issued for 22-year-old Christian Eteuati in relation to the homicide investigation underway in Mount Albert.

The warrant is for a charge of murder. Police continue to advise the public that Eteuati is considered extremely dangerous, and he should not be approached.

Please call 111 immediately if you sight Eteuati.

ENDS.

Jarred Williamson/NZ Police
More : https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/mount-albert-homicide-warrant-arrest-issued

Investigation underway into burglary incident

Location:

Auckland City

Please attribute to Auckland City District Commander Superintendent Karyn Malthus:

An investigation is underway following a burglary at the former Auckland Central Police Station on Vincent Street.

Police became aware of an apparent breach when Police property was discovered at a search warrant at a Mt Albert address.

The warrant was for an unrelated matter on 25 May. At the address Police located a number of documents and expired OC Spray.
More : https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/investigation-underway-burglary-incident