UPDATE TO STORY BELOW: The suspect has shot himself in front of police at Woodhill Forest, north of Waimauku, after police tracked him down last night.
Given the remote location it is possible police located the man using cellphone or mobile GPS signals. See updated story here
There’s a new lead in the hunt for the killers of Auckland couple Trevor Waite and Glenys Stanton – police are trying to trace a man living nearly 80 km north of the Papakura crime scene.
The man lives on a lifestyle block in sleepy Waimauku, northwest of Auckland and close to Muriwai Beach. He’s known to have guns on his property and is believed to be a former boyfriend of Ms Stanton’s.
The man has disappeared and a big police manhunt is now underway. He’s being treated as armed and dangerous.
The couple’s bodies were discovered in Trevor Waite’s bedroom by his 18 year old daughter on Sunday morning when he failed to get up.