6 Apr 2016

Murder charge over Seacliff woman's death

4:51 pm on 6 April 2016

A 59-year-old man has been charged with murder after the death of a woman near Dunedin last month.

A section of Coast Road is closed after a woman was found dead inside a property.

The police cordon around the scene where the woman's body was found Photo: RNZ/ Ian Telfer

A 53-year-old woman was found dead at her house on Coast Road in Seacliff, 30km north of Dunedin, on the morning of 8 March.

A 59-year-old man was also found seriously injured in nearby Truby King Reserve, and a firearm was found in the reserve.

The accused man will be appearing before a judge at a hospital bedside hearing today.