Te Puke death being treated as suspicious

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Police are treating the death of a man whose body was found in Te Puke as suspicious.

Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Turner says police are continuing to make enquiries into the death of a man in Te Puke.

"The man, aged in his 50s, was found dead behind the council buildings in Te Puke at around 4pm on Saturday 11 May.

"Police are treating the man's death as suspicious.

"We would like to speak to anyone who may have been in the vicinity of the service lane at the rear of the Te Puke Memorial Hall and Library between 5pm Friday 10 May and 4pm Saturday 11 May."

If you can help, please call Police 07 577 4384.

Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police are working to identify and locate the man's next of kin - until that process is complete, the man's details cannot be released.

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