Police in Waikato have located a stolen car containing a baby's placenta.
The vehicle was taken from a marae near Morrinsville on Sunday morning.
Police investigating a fatal drive by shooting in Waharoa found the car in a shed of a Matamata property.
Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Nicholls says comment on why the car was stolen would be speculation.
He says the car has been examined in connection with the homicide inquiry. So far, one man has been arrested and charged with assaulting the victim.
The car will be returned to its owners on Thursday.