Man charged with murder of Christchurch woman

A 54-year-old man has been charged with murder and aggravated burglary after a 27-year-old woman was found dead in her Merivale home yesterday morning.

The charged man will appear in Christchurch District Court on Monday 9 April.

Police said they would not name the dead woman until all family members had been informed.

A post mortem examination will take place on Monday.

Detectives and forensic specialists are continuing to examine two scenes in Christchurch – one in Exeter Street, where the dead woman lived, and one in Breezes Road.

No one else is being sought in relation to the woman‘s death.