8 Dec 2012

Raetihi boy's death remains unexplained

5:30 pm on 8 December 2012

The death of a nine-year-old boy in Raetihi remains unexplained and police say they may not know how he died until after the weekend.

The boy's body was discovered by a family member early on Friday morning.

Detective Senior Sergeant Keith Borrell of Ohakune police says a post-mortem was done on Friday night and more tests are being carried out to determine the cause of death.

But he says all tests may not be completed until after the weekend, giving a clearer picture of how the boy died.

A number of people including family members, are being interviewed.