17 Dec 2012

Police treat death of 9 year old Raetihi boy as suspicious

4:06 pm on 17 December 2012

Police are now treating the death of a nine year-old Raetihi boy as suspicious.

Police say preliminary results from tests show prescription medicine in Antony Christensen's system.

The boy's body was discovered by a family member ten days ago.

Detective senior sergeant Keith Borrell says the results are only initial findings and police are not in a position at this stage to say what caused his death.

He says police are still interviewing Antony's family who have been helpful.