28 Jun 2010

Homicide investigation after woman dies in North Shore fire

11:57 pm on 28 June 2010

Police on Auckland's North Shore have launched a homicide investigation following the death of a woman in a house fire.

Emergency services were called to a property on View Road in Glenfield at about 7.30pm on Saturday and a woman's body was found inside.

A man located nearby with serious burns is currently in hospital in an induced coma.

The police say no one else is being sought in relation to the incident.

They say a post-mortem has revealed the woman suffered a violent death.