Police call man killed in New Plymouth


Police say the 23-year-old man killed in New Plymouth this week was a young father.

Police are treating Rei Marshall’s death as murder.
Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

Rei Marshall was taken to hospital with serious injuries on Wednesday night, but died.

Detective Senior Sergeant Gerard Bouterey said a murder investigation was in the early stages, but a house on South Road and the car used to take Marshall to the hospital were examined by forensic experts.

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Police also spoke to the victim’s associates, family and friends, he said.

“Rei was a young father and as you can imagine his family is devastated by his death and they want answers,” Bouterey said in a statement.

Anyone with information should contact the police or information can be provided anonymously through Crimestoppers, he said.



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