Bodies confirmed as missing uncle and nephew

6:22 pm on 18 August 2017

The police are not ruling out drugs and gang related activity as they piece together what led to the deaths of a Rotorua uncle and nephew.

The bodies of Raymond Fleet and James Fleet were found in the Mamaku Forest yesterday; they disappeared on Monday.

Inspector Anaru Pewhairangi said the police were still trying to establish what happened and a post mortem will be carried out tomorrow.

He believed there was no risk to the wider community.

Mr Pewhairangi said the families were devastated and have asked for privacy.