The 19-year-old Chinese teenager found dead in a suitcase
floating in Auckland's Waitemata Harbor was Wan Biao, a student
from east China's Zhejiang Province, said New Zealand police
Detective Inspector Bernie Hollewand said his family in Zhejiang
were being contacted.
The Consulate-General of China in Auckland has made contact with
the police asking them to solve the case as quickly as
The police have also been examining Wan's Auckland home and
talking to friends who reported him missing.
Hollewand said a distinctive mark on Wan's body assisted in
confirming his identity.
Police still want to hear from anyone who saw a heavy suitcase
being dragged towards a boat or being dropped into the harbor.
Wan died from multiple injuries inflicted less than 24 hours
before his body was found on Thursday, the police have said. They
indicated it was unlikely the crime had been planned.
(China Daily April 17, 2006)