The family of the Mt Albert homicide victim have released a heartbreaking statement in an effort to gain more information for the police investigation, Newshub reports. On Tuesday 25-year-old Thomas Coombes – a builder, volunteer firefighter and UofA student – was found dead in Roy Clements Treeways, Mount Albert. On Thursday police launched a homicide investigation and on Saturday his alleged killer was caught. The man has been charged with murder and will appear in Auckland District Court on Monday.

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