As put by Detective Inspector Darrell Harpur:
Police are no longer treating the death of John Wirihana Isaac as a homicide.
Mr Isaac’s body was located in the water near the Ngaruawāhia boat ramp on January 18.
Following further enquiries, including the post-mortem examination, Police do not believe his death is suspicious.
Our thoughts are with Mr Isaac’s friends and whānau during this difficult time.
Police would like to acknowledge the significant public support shown following the death of Mr Isaac and to thank everyone who has come forward with information during the course of the investigation.
The matter is now before the Coroner.