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Update: Dale Watene, Homicide Enquiry Launched

May 22, 2020
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Police have now launched a homicide enquiry following the discovery of a body
in the Longwood Forestry block.

We can now confirm the body has been identified as Dale Tama Watene, 40, of
Otautau Detective Senior Sergeant Stuart Harvey, said.

A post mortem was carried out today.

The investigation team has conducted extensive enquiries over the past few
weeks in the search for Mr Watene.

Police continue to support Mr Watene’s family.

On behalf of his family, we would also request they be given privacy at this
time.

Anyone with information in relation to this case is asked to please contact
Detective Sergeant Chris Lucy on 03 211 0400.

Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800
555 111.

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