Denver Chance investigation: info appeals continue

Red Nissan Skyline vehicle.

Police investigating the disappearance of Denver Chance are appealing for anyone who may have been in contact with him in the weeks prior to him being reported missing.

Denver, 43, was last seen 12 days ago on Sunday February 24, leaving his flat on the North Shore in his red Nissan Skyline (registration LGH476).

Detective Senior Sergeant Megan Goldie says police are focusing on continuing to gather CCTV footage from the Karaka area and Waikato region, and tracing the car’s movements.

Police have established that his car was seen in Waihi on the night he disappeared

Megan 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 are working through a large amount of CCTV and dash camera footage, and information coming through our 0800 line. We have had a large number of people call us with information and our team of investigators have been working tirelessly to follow these up.

“As part of our enquiries we have also spoken to a large number of friends and associates from his personal and professional lives.

“None of his family or friends that we have spoken to are aware of what his plans were for that evening, so we are urging anyone who may have been in contact with him, or who he spoke to about his plans in the weeks prior to his disappearance, to contact us immediately if they have not done so.”

Police are still appealing for any sightings of his red Nissan Skyline vehicle, and continue to work with Denver's family and provide them with ongoing support.

“The family are understandably very distressed. The type of person he is is evidenced by all the friends and family that have been out searching for him every single day since he went missing.

“I want to reassure the public that we have a large team of skilled detectives working hard on this case and we are doing everything we can to try and locate him,” says Megan. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact 0800 FIND DC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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