31 Dec 2016

Waikato man's death unexplained

6:34 pm on 31 December 2016

The death of a man whose body was found in the Waikato River is being treated as suspicious.

Tama Retimana, who was found dead in the Waikato River on Tuesday, had been living at a campsite with his partner.

Tama Retimana, who was found dead in the Waikato River on Tuesday, had been living at a campsite with his partner. Photo: Supplied / NZ Police

Tama Retimana's body was found by a kayaker in the Hamilton area on Tuesday.

Police said they were continuing to search the river banks as they pieced together what happened before Mr Retimana died.

The search was focused on a campsite where Mr Retimana was living with his partner, and the police said they wanted to identify the other people who were living there.

The police were also checking CCTV footage from the Hamilton CBD area and speaking to members of the homeless community.

Tama Retimana, who was found dead in the Waikato River on Tuesday, had been living at a campsite with his partner.

Police have released a series of images from the campsite. Photo: RNZ / Supplied / NZ Police

Police have released a series of images from Tama Retimana's campsite.

Photo: Supplied / NZ Police

Police have released a series of images from Tama Retimana's campsite.

Photo: Supplied / NZ Police

Police want to identify others at the campsite used by Tama Retimana.

Photo: Supplied / NZ Police

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