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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Statement to be attributed to Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Johnson:

Police can now confirm the name of the woman who died in hospital overnight after she was located in her Heathcote Valley home on Tuesday in a critical condition.

She was 56-year-old Heather Foote.

Her death is being treated as unexplained, and an investigation into the circumstances is ongoing.

A post mortem has been conducted and a scene examination is continuing at a Heathcote Valley residential property.

Anyone with information that can assist the investigation is asked to contact Police via 105 and quote file number 210727/3117.

Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.  


Issued by Police Media Centre