Police Name Man Found Dead In Thames

Posted by on 28/05/2014

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As a scene examination and area enquiries into a death in Thames continue, Waikato Police have released the man's name.

Eastern Waikato Area Investigations Manager, Detective Senior Sergeant Graham Pitkethley, said a post-mortem examination into the death of 36-year-old Thames man, Mark Daniel EDWARDS, is expected to commence in Auckland either this afternoon or tomorrow.

"Mr EDWARDS was found unconscious by flatmates at a Queen St address shortly after 8am yesterday.

"An ambulance was called to the address but Mr EDWARDS was unable to be revived. At this point his death is being treated as an unexplained and will continue to be treated as such until evidence to conclude otherwise is available."

Mr Pitkethley said anyone with any information in relation to the incident who hasn't already spoken to investigators is asked to contact Thames Police on 07 858 6200.

Alternatively, information can be left anonymously with the independent Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.