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Te Aroha incident: Woman found dead in Cambridge, manhunt underway for offender

An homicide investigation is underway in Cambridge after a woman was found dead in the early hours of the morning.

An homicide investigation is underway in Cambridge after a woman was found dead in the early hours of the morning.

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This morning police asked people to avoid picking up hitchhikers in the Te Aroha area.

A woman's body was found at a Richmond Road property by emergency services after her death was reported at around 1.20am.

A spokesperson said police are making enquiries to locate the alleged offender, including in the wider Te Aroha area.

"We want to reassure the community we have a number of staff dedicated to locating the offender and there will be an increased police presence while these enquiries are underway."

Anyone who sees any suspicious behaviour is being asked to call 111 immediately.

A scene investigation is underway.

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