4 Sep 2008

Arrest made after woman found dead in apartment

9:53 pm on 4 September 2008

Police in Auckland have made an arrest in relation to the killing of a woman who was found dead in her central city apartment by emergency services on Tuesday.

A preliminary post mortem shows Yi Ren, 30, also known as Tina, was stabbed.

Police have arrested a 23-year-old student from the North Shore suburb of Northcote, who is due to appear in the Auckland District Court on Friday charged with murder.

It is believed he is the same man who was kept under police guard in hospital after the death.

Members of Yi Ren's family are travelling from China over the next few days.