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Update: New Brighton Murder Investigation

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Detective Senior Sergeant Damon Wells:

Police are continuing with a scene examination following the murder of a 
woman in her 40s in New Brighton last night.

Police will remain at the scene overnight.

A 43-year-old man appeared in Christchurch District Court this afternoon, 
charged with the woman’s murder.

Formal identification of the deceased woman has not yet occurred. Police are 
not in a position to name the woman at this time.

Police ask media to please respect the privacy of the woman’s family at 
this distressing time.

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