6 Dec 2012

Death in forest near Taupo 'not suspicious'

3:00 pm on 6 December 2012

Police believe they have identified the body of a person found in a burnt-out car in forest between Taupo and Tokoroa.

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

The body was removed from the scene after a police examination was completed that night.

Detective Senior Sergeant Graham Perks says the death is not considered suspicious. A post-mortem will be carried out.