Another Woman Murdered in Wellington
Posted by te2ataria on December 11, 2016
Sent by a reader
Murder victim in Upper Hutt named as Lois Rita Tolley
Wellington murder victim has been named as Lois Rita Tolley, 30. Police say they are continuing their homicide investigation into the incident in Ward Street, Upper Hutt at midnight on Friday 9 December 2016.
“This is an incredibly sad and stressful time for the family who Police are supporting through an incredibly difficult time so close to Christmas. Lois is the youngest of four children and has a number of nephews and nieces and is part of a large family. The family are devastated by this act of violence that has taken their much loved Lois from them.”
Earlier police had said that the victim had been assaulted with a weapon (not a firearm).
However, that’s no longer the case, said Defective Senior Sergeant Warwick McKee, who leads the investigation.
“As a result of fresh evidence Police can advise that we are now looking for a firearm and knife believed to be involved in the death of Lois. Just prior to the incident, at around midnight, four males were seen jogging south along Wilford Street towards Ward Street. One of the males was carrying a long rectangular object. They are described as all about 182cm tall and wearing dark clothing with hooded tops”
Other News in Drips…
As of writing, only one of today’s road fatalities was reported:
One person killed after tractor rolls in north Auckland
A personwas killed after a tractor rolled on to them in north Auckland on Sunday morning. http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/87440719/one-person-dead-after-tractor-rolls-in-north-auckland
Yet another prisoner critically injured after stabbing at Auckland Prison, Paremoremo