Arrest made after death in Owaka, Cultha

The following statement is attributable to Southern CIB Detective Sergeant Scott McMulkin:

Police have charged a 50-year-old man in relation to the death of 33-year-old Rikki McCall in Owaka.

Rikki was found deceased on Owaka Valley Road, Owaka, near Clutha on the night of Saturday 7 May.

The 50-year-old man has been charged with failing to stop and ascertain injury in relation to a fatal crash and is due to appear in Dunedin District Court on Tuesday 31 May.

The investigation into Rikki’s death remains ongoing and Police are continuing to appeal for information from anyone with knowledge of the incident.

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