4 Oct 2012

Woman and baby who died in hotel fall from Mexico

4:29 pm on 4 October 2012

Police say a mother and a baby who died in a fall from a high-rise apartment block in central Auckland were visiting from Mexico.

The woman and the three-month-old girl fell from the 37-storey Auckland Harbour Oaks hotel and apartment complex on Gore Street on Wednesday afternoon.

They had arrived in New Zealand in August this year. The husband of the woman and father to the baby returned to Auckland from elsewhere in the country on Thursday.

Police say post-mortem examinations are not expected to be completed on Thursday. However, they say no one else was involved in the fall.