Who killed Juliana? Police release more details after Colombian national found dead in Christchurch home

Police are still hunting for clues after the suspicious death of a woman in her Christchurchhome at the weekend.

Juliana Cayena Bonilla Herrera, 37, was found dead at her home on Grove Rd in Addington on Saturday night.

A homicide investigation – dubbed Operation Grove – is underway.

So far, police have been tight-lipped about any specifics of Herrera’s death and what may have happened in her flat.

No arrests have been made but officers are out speaking to neighbours and residents in the Addington area as they work to establish what happened to the slain woman.

“Juliana’s next of kin in Colombia have been notified and are being supported by the New Zealand Police and Victim Support,” said Detective Inspector Scott Anderson.

Police are continuing to examine the scene and expect to be there until the end of the week.

A post-mortem examination was carried out today.

According to Colombian media Herrera was raised in the Meta Department in the centre of the country, and moved to New Zealand 10 years ago.

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