Police are searching areas of Auckland where homeless people congregrate to get information about the death of a homeless man in Balmoral.
Maqbool Hussain, who was 49, was found dead in a squat on Dominion Road on Monday.
Police said he died in a violent attack sometime between Saturday evening and Monday morning.
Police are looking for Justin Turner, who is also homeless, and who they say is likely to have vital information.
Detective Inspector Chris Cahill said officers are searching known spots for homeless people and giving out fliers at liquor stores in an effort to find Mr Turner.
He said there does not appear to have been any animosity between the two men but it's strange they cannot find Mr Turner.