Two children found dead in double homicide in NEW ZEALAND

RUAKAKA, NEW ZEALAND: A one-year-old baby and a four-year-old toddler were found dead inside a property in what authorities believe is a double homicide. Police in Northland, New Zealand, responded to the grisly scene at an address on Peter Snell Drive in Ruakaka at 7:30am on Monday May 15, following reports of domestic trouble at the house. Two children found dead in double homicide in NEW ZEALAND.

Police have since launched a homicide investigation into the death of the baby and child. Detective Inspector Bridget Doell said investigators are currently speaking with a woman, who was not identified, adding that no one else was wanted in connection with the tragedy.

“While we appreciate the increased interest in what has occurred, police are not in a position to reveal any further details at this time,” Detective Inspector Doell told reporters. “Our investigation is still in the early stages and we are currently speaking with one person as part of our inquiries. There will be an increased police presence in the area and we will provide further updates as our investigation progresses. it is a shock to the community, and we can assure you that we are currently not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.” Police also spoke to residents on the quiet street, according to 1News.


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Two children found dead in double homicide incident detail

The house was reportedly managed by Kainga Ora, New Zealand’s social housing provider, according to local news outlet Stuff. “Our thoughts are with the whānau and the small community of Ruakākā, who will feel the impacts of this tragedy,” Jeff Murray, Kāinga Ora’s regional director for Northland, said in a statement. “We will be reaching out to our customers in the area to see what support they may need. Due to the ongoing police investigation, we are unable to comment further.” Meanwhile, Whangarei Mayor Vince Cocurullo told the Northern Advocate that the incident was “tragic and shocking”, noting that “the family and the community will be reeling and will need support”.

Ruakaka is a small beachside community located about 135 km north of Auckland on the North Island of New Zealand. A Stuff reporter on the scene Monday said a police car was blocking the road at the corner of Tamingi Street and Peter Snell Road, which is not far from the local ambulance station. Police tape was wrapped around a couple of palm trees down the street and a blue police tent was set up while forensics worked on the scene.

Local resident Jed Smith told 9News that the incident would definitely have a negative impact on the community. “It couldn’t get any worse, it’s horrible,” he said. Meanwhile, local pharmacist Warren Green said an incident like this was something people read about, but he didn’t expect it to happen in the community. “It’s pretty shocking to think about what happens in a place like this,” Green told the outlet.


Shirley Winters, Principal of One Tree Point School, offered her condolences to the Ruakaka community and said support was available for students. “We are aware of the sad loss of two children in Ruakākā this morning,” Winters said. “Our sincere thoughts and aroha are with the whānau and everyone involved.

We have support systems in place for any of our tamariki who need it.” Wayne Buckland, the principal of Bream Bay College, said the school was aware of the tragic incident. “We will continue to monitor the situation and provide support where necessary,” he said, adding that police told the school there were no indications of any safety concerns for the students at this time. The school continued to operate as usual on Monday, according to 9News.Read More……

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