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Police launch homicide inquiry after death of woman in her 60s

Christchurch police are now treating the death of a woman in her 60s in the Christchurch suburb of Woolston as a homicide.

Auckland, New Zealand - October 10, 2019 : Close up of a New Zealand police officer's uniform and badge
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Detective Senior Sergeant Nicola Reeves said police are continuing to examine a property in Walcot Street where the woman's body was found on Monday evening.

A post-mortem has been carried out.

Reeves said police are making inquiries into how the woman died.

They do not intend releasing her name at present.