7 Apr 2013

Blue jeep owner sought

11:04 am on 7 April 2013

Police are working through a list of people who own jeeps in their investigation into a roadside killing last month.

George Taiaroa, 67, was shot and killed on 19 March on Tram Road in the Kinleith Forest while directing traffic at a bridge near Atiamuri, south east of Tokoroa.

Police were earlier told of a dark coloured Cherokee jeep that slowed at the spot where Mr Taiaroa was shot.

They are looking for a blue Cherokee jeep, but are not ruling out similar colours.