Man charged with murdering 16-year-old girl in Auckland’s Manurewa

Source: 1News

Police have charged a man with the murder of a 16-year-old girl in Manurewa, Auckland.

Police presence high on a Manurewa street where a young woman's body was found on Saturday.

The 23-year-old appeared before the Manukau District Court today, where he was granted interim name suppression. 

He will reappear next month. 

The girls' body was discovered off McVilly Road in the Auckland suburb of Manurewa on Saturday. 

A police spokesperson said those close to the girl are "absolutely devastated" by her death. 

"The victim was a young girl who was extremely loved by her family and friends and they are absolutely devastated by what has happened to her."

The girl's family have asked police not to release her name and are seeking interim name suppression.

Police are working alongside Victim Support to care for those affected. 

No one else is being sought.