11 Jan 2016

Joanne Pert to be farewelled in Raetihi

8:18 am on 11 January 2016

A funeral service will be held this week for a mother-of-two killed while out exercising in Auckland last week.

Jo Pert

Joanne Pert's funeral will be held this week. Photo: SUPPLIED

Joanne Marie Pert, 41, was found dead outside a Remuera home last Thursday. A 24-year-old not known to her has been charged with her murder.

A death notice said the service would be held in the central North Island town of Raetihi, north of Whanganui, on Wednesday afternoon.

Mrs Pert is originally from Whanganui.

The notice includes a tribute from a friend, saying Ms Pert of all people did not deserve to die.

The police investigating her death have called for sightings of a car they say her alleged killer was driving last week.

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