28 Dec 2010

Firepit death not suspicious

4:10 pm on 28 December 2010

The police in Waikato say the death of an elderly man whose body was discovered on a smouldering fire heap on Tuesday morning is not suspicious.

Emergency services were called to a rural house in Ohaupo at about 8.30 after the 76-year-old man's body was found.

The police believe he died some time in the morning, shortly before he was found.

The case has been forwarded to the coroner.