Kinloch homicide probe
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.