Source: New Zealand Police (District News)
To be attributed to Superintendent Tania Kura, Eastern District Commander:
Police can now name the man who died in Flaxmere early on Sunday 2 August.
He was Stacey Owen Waaka, aged 39.
Enquiries into Mr Waaka’s death are ongoing and a post mortem has now been completed.
A formal ruling on the cause of death is a matter for the Coroner, however Police can advise that the provisional post mortem results support the initial indications that Mr Waaka’s death was the result of a medical event.
Police are continuing to ensure the appropriate support is available for Mr Waaka’s whanau at this difficult time.
Issued by Police Media Centre