Kin­loch homi­cide probe

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The man shot dead at his ru­ral Taupo home­stead has been named.

Scott John Henry, 48, died as a re­sult of a gun­shot wound he re­ceived on Thurs­day, said Bay of Plenty Po­lice De­tec­tive Se­nior Sergeant John Wil­son.

Po­lice con­cluded a post mortem on the Kin­loch man on Satur­day.

Henry’s part­ner, who was un­ac­counted for, was found on Fri­day evening.

Po­lice are treat­ing the death of the 48-year-old man, found at a ru­ral home­stead in Kin­loch on Thurs­day night, as homi­cide.

The man was shot at his ru­ral prop­erty on Whanga­mata Road, po­lice said in a state­ment.

He was found dead with a gun­shot wound by a fam­ily mem­ber about 8.30pm. The fam­ily mem­ber then called emer­gency ser­vices.

Po­lice ini­tially had con­cerns for the safety of the man’s 38-year-old part­ner, who may have been present dur­ing the in­ci­dent, Bay of Plenty po­lice De­tec­tive Se­nior Sergeant John Wil­son said.

The wo­man who was un­ac­counted for was lo­cated at a nearby prop­erty on Fri­day af­ter­noon. She is safe and un­in­jured. Po­lice wel­come any in­for­ma­tion from any­one who saw or heard any­thing sus­pi­cious in the area on Thurs­day be­fore 8pm, Wil­son said.

Con­tact Taupo Po­lice; 07 378 6060 or anony­mously via Crimestop­pers 0800 111 555.

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