5 Dec 2012

Body found in burning vehicle

3:06 pm on 5 December 2012

A person has been found dead in a burning vehicle in the Kinleith Forest between Tokoroa and Taupo.

The Fire Service was called to the incident near State Highway 1 at Ohakuri about 9.45am on Wednesday.

Fire Service spokesperson Nicole Bernard says they received reports of smoke near the highway and arrived to find a four-wheel drive vehicle well alight.

Police say it is to early to say if the death is suspicious.