WELLINGTON, New Zealand – The Wellington community is reeling after the tragic death of 79-year-old Helen Gregory, who was found dead at her Khandallah property last Wednesday. Police are currently conducting a homicide investigation and are following leads in hopes of finding answers.
Described as a “kind and caring friend to many,” Gregory was dearly loved as a mother, mother-in-law, and treasured grandmother, according to an obituary published in The Post. The community is mourning the loss of a woman known for her love of gardening and her quiet, old-school demeanor.
Neighbors on Baroda Street, where Gregory resided, expressed shock and sadness at the news, with one neighbor sharing that the atmosphere in the area has become eerie and sober as they try to come to terms with the tragedy. The neighbor also noted that Gregory was known for spending much of her time tending to her garden, a beloved pastime that kept her fit and healthy as she lived alone.
Despite the secluded nature of her life, Gregory had a close circle of visitors, including her daughter and her gardener as she grew older. Longtime residents on Baroda Street, like Steve Watt, are anxious for answers and concerned about the safety of their community. While the police do not believe there is a continued risk to the public, the community remains on edge as they await further details from the ongoing investigation.
As the investigation continues, the residents of Wellington are left to grapple with the loss of a beloved member of their community, mourning the loss of a woman known for her kindness and care. Although the details surrounding Gregory’s death remain unclear, the impact on the community is undeniable.