The 26-year-old man made the grisly discovery early yesterday morning while attempting to burgle the vacant house... Hamilton [New Zealand] Police city tactical coordinator Senior Sergeant Freda Grace said the burglar, who called police himself to raise the alarm, had been arrested but not charged. Mrs Grace said the man was released after helping police with their inquiries.
The incident unfolded in the early hours of yesterday morning when the burglar stumbled across the dead body hanging in the dark. His screams alerted neighbors who also phoned police. It's understood they thought the screaming was a domestic dispute.
Mrs Grace said the victim had died hours before the burglary but if not for the break-in he may not have been found for days.
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