Ruatoria fatality appeal for information

Police now believe there were two vehicles that came into contact with Ruatoria man Nelson Hari, 25, who was found dead on the Tapuaeroa Rd near Ruatoria early Sunday morning.

Detective Sergeant Kevin Ford says forensic examination of one vehicle has been completed and they are seeking help from the Ruatoria community to find a second vehicle.

“The inquiry team want to hear from everyone who was on the Tapuaeroa road, or was travelling on SH35 from the Ruatoria turnoff to or from Te Araroa at the time Mr Hari suffered fatal injuries between midnight and 12:20am on Sunday morning.

“We believe the second vehicle we are looking for will have damage to the front of it. We want to hear from anyone who has noticed a vehicle in the Ruatoria area in the past few days that has recently had frontal damage.”

The post mortem examination of Mr Hari has been completed and his body has
been released to his family.


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