Detective Senior Sergeant Warwick McKee says a homicide investigation is underway following the death of a woman on the Kāpiti Coast last night.
Police remain at an address on Marine Parade and at an address in Raumati today conducting scene examinations.
A man in his 40’s was taken into custody shortly after the woman’s body was.
He has not yet been formally charged but is expected to face serious charges.
The arrested man and the deceased woman were known to each other, and Police would like to reassure the community this was an isolated incident.
How events unfolded
Last night emergency services were notified of a serious assault at an address on Marine Parade around 8pm.
On arrival, the body of a woman was found.
A man was taken into custody a short time later at nearby Raumati South.
Cordons were in place at the corner of Marine Parade and Howell Street overnight.