Philip Polkinghorne, who was married to Pauline Hanna, had an affair with another woman after her death.
Pauline Hanna died at her home in Remuera, a suburb of Auckland, aged 63. She served as Executive Project Director at the Counties Manukau District Health Board.
She also had a big part in bringing the Covid-19 vaccine to market. On April 5, 2021, the police officer learned that she had died.
After a year of investigating her death, police have finally found a lead that has led to a shocking truth.
Learn about the woman and her case while a man is accused of murder.
Who is Pauline Hanna’s husband?
When she died in April 2021, Pauline Polkinghorne, also known as Pauline Hanna, was living with her husband Philip Polkinghorne.
Philip is a retired ophthalmologist from Auckland. When he was with his wife, he had an affair with someone else.
After Hanna died, he quit his job, moved out of the $4 million family home, and moved in with his sister.
Polkinghorne then said, “Our relationship wasn’t right, it wasn’t even right, it was perfect.”
In October 2021, a high-class Australian escort named Madison Ashton helped the team investigate the case. She said Philip is her boyfriend and they have been together for more than three years.
Auckland murder victim Pauline Hanna
Pauline Hanna, a 63-year-old woman, was killed in the Auckland murder. As managing project manager at the health department of the district of Manukau, she had made a difference.
She and her husband owned a $4 million home on Upland Road. In her family there were three adult children and a sister-in-law.
Six weeks later, when firefighters went to the house, they found “a portable gas cylinder that had caught fire.” Her murder case went unsolved for a long time until the officer finally found someone who might have done it.
Richard Aldous, Chief Financial Officer and Joint Interim CEO at Health Source, said: “Pauline was a very important part of the HealthSource team and we all miss her. We are sorry for how difficult this time is for your family.”
Similarly, DHB said: “Since she joined DHB in mid-1998, Pauline has held various jobs and she was most recently posted to Auckland to lead logistical supply chain work for Covid-19.”
Charges against murder suspect Pauline Hanna
16 months after the death of Pauline Hanna, the police arrested a 69-year-old man. In addition, the person is now facing murder charges and will face trial in Auckland.
Although no one knows exactly who the man is, many believe the 69-year-old suspect is Hanna’s husband, a retired eye surgeon.
When she was arrested, a friend said, “I’m glad. Pauline was a very special woman whose life ended far too soon. I’m so sad because today is such a big day. I can’t say enough good things about how hard the police have worked to get us this far.”
Where is the family of the killed Pauline Hanna?
At the moment, the person who killed Pauline Hanna’s family seems to make them both happy and sad.
A close friend of hers said: “We never thought this day would come, thank goodness. We hope Pauline gets what’s coming her way.”