1 Aug 2011

Helensville death sparks homicide investigation

5:08 am on 1 August 2011

Police have started a homicide investigation into the death of a man in Helensville.

The body of Lee Ross McMurdo, 32, was found by relatives at a property on State Highway 16 on Friday afternoon.


A post-mortem was carried out on Sunday although the police will not reveal its result.

They say a thorough scene examination has been in progress since Saturday and will take several more days to complete.

Staff from Environmental Science & Research and other forensic experts are expected to take several more days to complete their work at the property.

Police are also continuing background enquiries with Mr McMurdo's known friends and associates.

They are appealing to anyone who has seen Mr McMurdo in the last week to contact Orewa police or say they can call 0800 555 111 anonymously.