Missing man’s car spotted in Waihi
Police investigating the disappearance of Denver Chance have established that his car was seen in Waihi on the night he disappeared.
The 43-year-old was last seen 10 days ago.
Denver left his home in Mairangi Bay on the afternoon of Sunday February 24th in his red Nissan Skyline, and was reported missing three days later.
CCTV footage earlier captured his car, with the registration LGH476, travelling on the Southern Motorway near Drury at 4.17pm.
Detective Senior Sergeant Megan Goldie says further enquiries and examination of CCTV footage have established the last known sighting of his car was in Waihi at 5.30pm, heading south.
“We believe the car may have been heading south towards Tauranga, so anyone in the Tauranga and Waihi areas, who may have seen a car that matches this description on the evening of February 24, please contact us immediately.
"We still believe finding his car will be key to finding Denver,” she says.
“There may also be people who were travelling in those areas who have dash camera footage which shows the missing Nissan Skyline.”
Police have received several calls to the 0800 line dedicated to the case, and a large team of investigators are working through the information provided.
Police are also continuing to examine CCTV footage, and are reviewing dash camera footage provided by some motorists who were travelling on the Southern Motorway on the day Denver went missing.
Megan says police are also continuing to focus on the Karaka area, where Denver’s cell phone data indicates his phone may have been around 11pm-12am on Sunday February 24.
“As today marks ten days since Denver was last seen, we are continuing to appeal for people to come forward with any information that may help us locate him.”
Police continue to work with Denver's family and provide them with support.
Anyone with information is urged to contact 0800 FIND DC or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.