Estranged husband charged with November murder of Mei Fan in Miramar

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The estranged husband of Miramar woman Mei Fan has been arrested and charged with her murder in her home last November.

The NZ Herald reports that he appeared in court in Wellington today and was remanded in custody without plea.

News from NZ Police
Wellington Police have arrested a man and charged him with murder, as part of the homicide investigation into the violent death of Mei Fan in Miramar last November, The man will appear in the Wellington District Court today.

Detective Senior Sergeant John van den Heuvel says “This has been an extended and complex investigation involving many phases. Our motivation throughout has been to bring justice for Mei and her children and they have remained at the forefront of investigator’s minds.”

“The past five months have been a very difficult time for the family and the Operation Brussels team is pleased to have reached this milestone in the investigation.”

“Mei’s family and friends have provided valuable information to the inquiry and we wish to thank them for their support.”

“There have been several appeals for information from the public and retailers who have been swift to come forward to help and we are grateful for their assistance too.”

“Now that an arrest has been made it may be easier for people to come forward with new information who have not yet done so and we would invite them to contact us if this is the case.”

“As the matter is now before the courts, I am limited in any further comment I can make.”

Anyone with any information can contact the Operation Brussels investigation team on 0800 348 348 or OperationBrussels@police.govt.nz. Information can also be provided anonymously to the Crimestoppers organisation on 0800 555 111.

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1 comment:

  1. Maximus, 18. April 2014, 23:04

    Sad but all too obvious from the day she was found murdered – that it was most likely to be her ex-husband. Women are continuously subject to attacks by the men they love or have loved – and in this case and others, brutally murdered for their affections.
    The issue for me here is the attitude taken by the Police – and I acknowledge that they have obviously done a huge amount of work to track down enough evidence to have the confidence to make an arrest of someone who must have been a prime suspect since day one. But the presenting of the case to the media was that of a dangerous man randomly attacking and killing. In the process, frightening many women, and leading the public to think there was a rogue killer on the loose. Did we really need to scare the rest of the population?

     

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