5 Feb 2016

Woman arrested over Te Atatu burglary that ended in killing

7:40 pm on 5 February 2016

A woman arrested today in relation to the violent killing of Auckland woman Cun Xiu Tian will appear in court next week.

Police have cordoned off Glenvil Lane in Te Atatu, after the discovery of a body.

The scene of the crime in Te Atatu. Photo: Radio NZ / Lauren Baker

Ms Tian was found dead by her daughter and son-in-law in her Te Atatu home last month.

The 43-year-old woman charged today is accused of being an accessory to burglary, and she is second person arrested in relation to Ms Tian's death.

Two weeks ago the police charged a 19-year-old Te Atatu man with her murder and sexual violation.

The 69-year-old died a violent death after being struck with force about the head and face.

Cun Xiu Tian

Cun Xiu Tian Photo: SUPPLIED