15 Jan 2012

Body discovered in Wellington drain

5:09 pm on 15 January 2012

Police in Wellington are investigating the discovery of a body in a drain near the national museum, Te Papa.

The body was found by a member of the public in the Chaffers Marina area, lodged in what police say is a stormwater culvert around midday on Sunday.

Police are treating the death as suspicious.

The area where a body was discovered has been cordoned off, while police officers examine the scene.