Police investigating the murder of a man in Helensville over a year ago have expressed gratitude to the community for their help and support.
Two men were arrested and charged with the murder of Lee Ross McMurdo, 32, who was found dead by his 12-year-old daughter in July last year.
The pair of unemployed west Auckland men, aged 24 and 26, will appear in the North Shore District Court tomorrow.
Detective Inspector Greg Cramer said police were grateful for the enormous support they had received from Helensville residents throughout the investigation.
"We've very appreciative of that."
Police said they had interviewed more than 3000 people in the past year, with 18 police investigators engaged in day to day enquiries.
Cramer said the arrests were a satisfying development for the investigation team.
Last month it was revealed McMurdo was believed to have been a
low-level dealer of MDVP, more commonly known as 'bath