Death toll has risen to 50 in the mass shooing at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Authorities in New Zealand say they've found an additional body among the victims at one of the mosques that was attacked.
     
The discovery increases the death toll in the Christchurch massacre to 50. Thirty-six people remain in hospital, two of them in critical condition.
     
Two people arrested around the time suspect Brenton Tarrant was taken into custody are not believed to have been involved in the shootings.
    
 Tarrant -- a 28-year-old Australian and self-declared white supremacist -- opened fire during Friday evening prayers

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the bodies of the 50 people killed in Friday's mosque attacks will start being released to family members beginning Sunday evening.
     
Ardern says only a small number of bodies will be released initially, and that authorities hope to release all the bodies by Wednesday.
    
Islamic law calls for bodies to be cleansed and buried as soon as possible after death, usually within 24 hours.
    
Anguished relatives have been anxiously waiting for authorities to release the remains.
     
Police Commissioner Mike Bush says they are working as quickly as they can, but authorities have to be absolutely clear on the causes of death and confirm identities before they can release bodies.