Teri-Anne McKenzie (48) died in a single day in Christchurch Hospital, Detective Sergeant Mark McCloy, of Invercargill, mentioned at the moment.
Police responded to a report of an assault early on December 10 an handle in Mavora Crescent, the place the sufferer was discovered with vital accidents.
A 51-year-old man, who was recognized to the sufferer, was initially charged with wounding with intent to trigger grievous bodily hurt and tried homicide.
Det Sgt McCloy mentioned police would now proceed with a murder investigation following Ms McKenzie’s loss of life. He mentioned additional prices had been being thought-about.
“She was a much-loved mom and daughter, and we’re working to help her household at this extraordinarily troublesome time.”
He mentioned the household had requested privateness, and as the matter was earlier than the courts, police had been unable to remark additional.
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