Thu, September 04, 2008
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Chinese woman stabbed to death in Auckland, New Zealand

2008-09-04 11:22:37 GMT2008-09-04 19:22:37 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English

WELLINGTON, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Consulate-general in Auckland confirmed on Thursday that a Chinese national woman was stabbed to death in an apartment in New Zealand's largest city Auckland.

The body of the 30-year-old Chinese woman surnamed Ren was discovered with several stab wounds in the Auckland inner city apartment on Tuesday.

Her next of kin had been told and some were traveling from China to Auckland over the next few days.

A man was interviewed by New Zealand police on Thursday over the death of the Chinese woman.

The 23-year-old man at the center of the homicide investigation, who suffered a severe knife wound to a hand, was discharged from a hospital in South Auckland on Thursday afternoon.

A post-mortem examination on Ren was completed on Thursday and a preliminary report showed she had suffered stab wounds.

It was up to the coroner to determine her cause of death, police said.

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