Man's body found on road in South Auckland

Source: 1News

An investigation is underway after a man's body was located in South Auckland early on Sunday morning.

Wakefield Road in Favona.

A police spokesperson told 1News officers were called to the scene on Wakefield Road, in Favona, following a report of an "incident" around 3.30am.

Inquiries are underway to establish how the man died and his identity is not yet known.

A man who lives on the street, who didn’t want to be identified, said he was woken in the middle of the night to police sirens.

He says police asked him if he heard any bangs.

“I saw a guy lying on the road… it was pretty clear he wasn’t alive.

“I’m not sure if it was drugs or alcohol, or a car… I didn’t hear any gunshots.”

Two people at the scene on Sunday morning were looking for their brother, who they said went missing from drinks they were having last night around the corner from where the incident happened.

He hasn't returned home and they are concerned he was the person involved.

Police said they will be speaking to witnesses in the area at the time.

St John said an ambulance was called to the scene following a "motor vehicle incident" in the area at 3.29am.

A scene investigation is being carried out.