Body found in stolen van in Waikato

Police are investigating an incident where a man's body has been found in a stolen vehicle in the Waikato. File photo/SunLive/Daniel Hines.

Police are appealing for any information about a van that was stolen from a Waikato address earlier this morning.

Police located the van and found a body of a man inside after police responded to a serious incident around 3.20am on Whaanga Road, Raglan.

Inspector Graham Pitkethley says the vehicle was found on Gordonton Road.

“Police want to hear from anyone who may have seen the vehicle this morning or have any information that can assist us.

“Police believe the vehicle, a White 2017 Toyota Hiace ZL registration KWF362, travelled from Whaanga Road to Gordonton Road this morning.”

Graham says police are conducting enquiries to establish the circumstances.

“We are also currently working to inform the next of kin therefore no further details are available at this point.”

If you think you have seen this vehicle or have information that may be helpful please contact Hamilton Police on 07 858 6200.

Alternatively information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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