12 May 2012

Police investigate after body found on Timaru street

5:34 am on 12 May 2012

Timaru police hope to shed more light on the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in the town, once a scene examination is completed. They have yet to confirm the man's identity.

Inspector Dave Gaskin says the man, who is believed to be in his 20's, was found by a member of the public in the middle of York Street, in the suburb of Seaview, just before 4 am.

He says this person phoned the ambulance from a pay phone but did not leave a name.

Attempts by St John Ambulance paramedics to revive the man at the scene were unsuccessful.

A forensic pathologist and ESR staff from Christchurch conducted a scene examination on Friday.

Officers want to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time, especially the person who called an ambulance.