A $50,000 reward awaits anyone who can give police information on a West Auckland unsolved murder.
3News reported that police have talked to more than 50 people and reviewed CCTV footages on the night of the attack.
The incident happened on October 21st last year. Brett Fraser, 51, died after he and a flatmate were attacked in the Westech Place warehouse they were living in.
It is believed that Fraser’s flatmate grew cannabis in the warehouse.
According to The Herald, the flatmate had just finished harvesting the cannabis on the day of the attack. At around 9:30pm, the flatmate was upstairs and heard Fraser call out to him. He was on his way downstairs when he was assaulted by a man holding a sharp object.
The man then asked the flatmate to take him to the cannabis. When he came back downstairs, he found Fraser dead on the floor. Police said that he suffered blunt force injuries on the top of his body.
Reports say that the offenders fled the warehouse after being given three plastic containers of the cannabis.
Police believe that the attack was motivated by cannabis robbery.
“We are determined to find whoever is responsible for Brett Fraser’s death,” said Detective Inspector Bruce Scott. “Yes, he was living at a house where drugs were being grown, but no one deserves to die on a cold warehouse floor at the hands of another, and no one has the right to do this to another person.”
Police will consider immunity against prosecution for any accomplice who is not the main offender.
We are certain that there are people out there who know what happened last October and this may make them rethink their loyalties,” added Inspector Scott.
Information can be given to Henderson Police on 09 839 0662 (look for Sergeant Mike), or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Anonymous information can be given to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.