5 May 2011

Identity of man in burned car known

6:01 am on 5 May 2011

Police in Palmerston North believe they know the identity of a man found in a burning car in the Waitarere Beach Forest near Levin.

The body was discovered on Wednesday morning, but a post mortem and formal identification process needs to be completed before his name can be released.

Police believe he was from the Palmerston North area and his family has been notified.