They find ‘em here, they find ‘em there… corpses, bodies, cadavers, stiffs everywhere
Not a day, not an hour goes by without a body being found somewhere in New Zealand
Take any city, “township,” road, blind alley, house, abandoned structure, cupboard, garage, burnt out wreckage of a car… look carefully, and you’ll find a body!
It’s no wonder New Zealand is among Top Ten destinations for “murder tourism.” [The others on the list are Afghanistan, Iraq, PNG, Somali…]
Interestingly (!) in most cases the police-instructed coroners want the curious public to believe that
- A victim can commit suicide by first hanging himself, then walking to the nearest bridge/ harbor and jumping into water
- Bludgeon himself to death (!), pretending it was an‘accidental death‘
- Shoot himself in the head, and then set the house on fire the next day.
Here are some recent examples, which cover approximately 8 percent of such finds that have been reported or recorded by this blog, but somewhat demonstrate the point.
Most kiwis would say they’re ’shocked’ when confronted with the evidence!
- A woman’s body was found in the Hamilton suburb of Frankton
- One more body found. Man laid dead for two weeks.
- Body found in Orewa.
Must have been too obvious because police say they’ll investigate! http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/3203980/Police-probe-Orewa-death
- Body found near Auckland train station
Railway lines near an Auckland train station have been closed after the discovery of a person’s body early today, police said, adding the death could not possibly be suspicious. http://www.3news.co.nz/Body-found-at-Auckland-train-station/tabid/209/articleID/134643/Default.aspx
- Body found in police car park
Police farce say victim died from natural causes, even before an autopsy was carried out! http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10615816
- (A). Body found near Port Chalmers
The body of a man has been discovered near Port Chalmers, sparking a police homicide inquiry. The victim was a Caucasian male around 30 years of age who was wearing a grey-hooded jacket, light blue polar fleece pants with grey shorts on the outside.
“It is apparent that the deceased man died by violent means …” http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/3144507/Homicide-inquiry-as-body-found-near-Port-Chalmers
- (B.) Police identify man found dead on tracks
Police say his violent death NOT suspicious. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10614862
[Hint: (A) and (B) are about the same victim who was killed violently!]
- Body found on bus way
Police say there appears to be nothing suspicious about the death of a 39-year-old man whose body was found lying in the middle of a bus way on Auckland’s North Shore. The man was found 100 metres north of the Constellation Drive terminal. He seems to have suffered significant injuries including bleeding from his head. Police have established the man’s identity and are contacting next of kin. [Means he’s a foreigner.] http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10615361
- The body of a man has been discovered in South Auckland
- Woman’s body lies behind medical surgery – She was shot dead!
- Body found in Christchurch
- Body found in Waikato river
- The body of an unidentified man has been discovered lying on the grass in a Manukau cemetery. Police say death not suspicious. When asked for more details, senior policeman is believed to have shouted, ‘it’s a cemetery, for Christ’s sake, what else did you expect to find there?” Or words to that effect.
- Body discovered at riding school
- Body of murder Victim at Queenstown Taxi Stand that of Mark James Smith, 47, father of two
- Body found on rocks in Tauranga Harbour today
- Body found in Deborah Bay, Dunedin
- Body found in burning house
- The body of a man has been recovered from Dart River Valley north of Glenorchy, New Zealand.
- Body found in the sleepout of a Castlerea St house, in the suburb of Wanuiomata
- Body found in Marlborough Sounds
- Man’s body found on Northland beach
- Body found in stable identified as senior judge’s husband
- Body Found in House Fire was Sir Don Beaven
- Body Found in half-way house
- Another body found in Marlborough
- Slain woman’s body found by employee
- Body found in the street
- Male body found in Otago Harbor
- Remains a mystery: No clue on identity of body
- Man’s body found in suburban Wellington
- Body found on rocks ‘fell off boat’
- Body of missing guide found in Fjordland
- Washed up body found near Raglan
The Riddle of Bodies in Burnt Out Cars and 450+ Missing Foreigners
An inordinate number of bodies are found in burnt out cars throughout New Zealand each year …
Man’s body found in burning car in Wellington (Friday Apr 10, 2009)
A man’s body was found in a burning car at a Lower Hutt property this morning. The Fire Service and police were called to the property in Normandale Rd, Belmont, about 7.40am.
Police said there were no suspicious circumstances and the matter would be referred to the coroner.
Identity of body found in burnt-out car yet to be confirmed (March 31, 2009)
Police are awaiting forensic tests to confirm the identity of a body found in a burnt-out vehicle in Tasman District this morning.
The body was discovered on the beach front of Kina Peninsula near Baigents Reserve, 13km southeast of Motueka, about 9.30am, Motueka Senior Sergeant Grant Andrews said.
The body of a man was found near his burning car (Fri March 20, 2009)
The man whose body was found near his burning car was identified as Lindsay Mark Antony Bell, 45, of Cambridge, New Zealand.
The nincompoop-come-secretive NZ police said the death was not being treated as suspicious. When asked what happened to the guy, they said they couldn’t reveal the cause of death. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10562654
Person found in burnt out car died in fire (February 18, 2009)
A body was found in a burnt out car near Auckland. The body, believed to be that of a man, was found in the driver’s seat of a white hatchback at Kawakawa Bay, about 55km southeast of downtown Auckland.
Detective Sergeant Veronica McPherson, from Counties Manukau police, said the death was not thought to be suspicious.
Burnt body found near Motueka (January 4, 2009)
The charred remains of a body was found in a burnt-out car near Motueka. A local resident walking his dog made the grisly discovery – at Baigent’s Reserve on the tip of Kina Peninsula – about 7.30am, said Senior Sergeant Grant Andrews of Motueka police.
Police were unsure how the fire had occurred or what colour the car had been.
Body found in car fire at beach (May 27, 2008)
Police forensic experts are at the scene where a body was found in a burnt-out car at Maori Bay, Muriwai.
Police spokesman Kevin Loughlin said the cause of the fire had not been determined and police were likely to release more information this afternoon.
Onehunga car fire death not suspicious
The body of a man was found in a burnt out car in Auckland after it had been seen doing a large “burn out.”
Police say the fire which killed the man in Onehunga, south Auckland, last night was not suspicious.
Identity of body should be known on Tuesday
The body of the man found dead in a burnt out car near Owaka in south Oatgo on Sunday was taken to Dunedin today for a post-mortem examination.
Senior Sergeant Lane Todd, of Balclutha, declined to name the man. A passing motorist raised the alarm about 8am on Sunday after finding the burning car on the Southern Scenic Route.
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