Porirua Police are seeking a 38-year-old man in connection with the "violent" death of a woman whose body was discovered at at Sunrise Boulevard address in Tawa, Wellington, this morning.
The woman, identified as 33-year-old mother of two sons Amanda Dawn Taufale, was found before 8am this morning, said Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Oxnam
Police wish to speak to 38-year-old Ernest Smith, who is believed to be a close associate of the victim.
"Police are appealing for any sightings of Taufale, Smith, or Smith's vehicle around the Tawa area," said Sergeant Oxnam.
"In particular, police are seeking any sightings of the vehicle in Sunrise Boulevard or Takapu Road Railway Station areas since Wednesday 14 November, 2012."
The vehicle is a late model blue Toyota Corolla hatchback, registration GMB108
A 24-hour free-phone number has been set up for the inquiry. Police are encouraging anyone with any information to call 0800 485 380.
More than 35 police staff are working on the inquiry.