The woman killed in South Auckland early yesterday morning may have been killed after disturbing an intruder in her family home.
New Zealand Herald reports that 24‑year‑old childcare worker Arishma Archana Singh was found by her parents lying on the floor of her bedroom "in a pool of blood" in the early hours of the morning.
Police launched a homicide investigation soon after.
The young mum lived with her parents and 3‑year‑old daughter.
Her parents Rakesh and Aradhana Singh had also been out visiting relatives and found her body when they returned.
The 24‑year‑old was separated from her husband but they shared custody of their daughter.
The husband picked up the little girl yesterday, as per their arranged custody routine.
Police are in the process of interviewing Singh's family.
No arrests have been made and it is not clear exactly how she died.
Singh was born in Nasinu and it is understood that her body will be taken home for a funeral as soon the police release her to her family.
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