Police say 17 year old Ocean Poihaere Heke of Te Kuiti will be returned to her family today and their inquiries into her death will continue.
According to Detective Senior Sergeant Ross Patterson, the forensic post mortem indicated that Ms Heke has sustained injuries consistent with being hit by a motor vehicle.
Mr Patterson says “We have identified a car that appears to have been involved. This too will undergo a forensic examination today. We are also speaking to two young people who are helping us with our inquiries in relation to that car.”
Police would like to hear from anyone who has information about this incident or who may have witnessed any collisions on Main North Road (SH 3) between 3am and 7am Sunday morning.