28 Nov 2008

Search warrants executed in Opotiki

1:42 pm on 28 November 2008

Detectives investigating the killing of an elderly Opotiki man have executed a number of search warrants in the township.

No arrests were made.

John Rowe, 78, a former maths teacher at Opotiki College, was found dead on Tuesday morning. He had severe head injuries.

Detective Inspector Rob Jones says police have also been interviewing a number of potential witnesses.

On Thursday, he described an attack on Mr Rowe as violent and cowardly. It took place in his bedroom.