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Police updates on Onehunga and Glen Eden homicide investigations

Maria Brown and Benjamin McIntosh homicide news

Update: Glen Eden homicide

Police investigating the death of a man in Glen Eden on Friday morning have this afternoon located a person of interest.

While carrying out a routine enquiry in Dargaville, Police have located a man believed to be involved in the death of Benjamin Mcintosh in Glen Eden on Friday 3 June.

Just after midday, while we were making enquiries at a residential address, a vehicle has arrived but quickly fled the scene upon seeing Police.

Police have pursued the vehicle as it travelled recklessly at high speeds for about 15 minutes.

There were multiple attempts to spike the vehicle, however it continued to attempt to evade Police.

Eventually, the vehicle was successfully spiked on River Road, Dargaville, which slowed the car.

A Police vehicle was subsequently used to bring it to a stop on State Highway 14. Both the fleeing vehicle and the Police vehicle have been damaged as a result.

Two people, a man and a woman, who were both wanted for questioning in relation to the homicide investigation, are now assisting us with our enquiries.

A firearm was also located in the vehicle.

Meanwhile, Police have also located a third person at a West Auckland address who is also assisting us with our investigation.

The investigation is ongoing, and further updates will be provided in due course.

UPDATE – Onehunga homicide

Police have identified a person of interest in relation to the death of Onehunga woman Maria Brown.

A homicide investigation was launched after a family member found the 77-year-old deceased at a Moana Avenue, Onehunga address around 10am on Sunday 5 June.

Police can confirm a person of interest has been identified and that this person is not at large in the community.

For legal reasons Police are constrained in further comment around this person of interest, or their current location.

Police are satisfied that this person does not pose any risk to the community.

The investigation is ongoing, and updates will be provided in due course.

‘We would like to reassure the public that Police are not seeking anyone else in relation to this incident,’ said Detective Inspector Scott Beard, Auckland City CIB.

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