New lead in Cissy Chen case

23:08, Feb 27 2013
Bin "Cissey" Chen
MISSING: Bin "Cissy" Chen.

Investigators will reveal new information about the homicide of missing North Shore woman Cissy Chen tonight.

Chen, 44, an accountant, disappeared on the evening of Monday November 5 - Guy Fawkes - from her Torbay home.

Although police have been unable to find her body, they believe Chen has been killed and have been working for four months to find her killer.

Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Megan Goldie will tonight appear on TV programme Police Ten-7 to release information about a new lead in the case, which police believe the North Shore community may be able to help them with.

"As is often the case in many Police investigations, it will be the public that provides the vital information we need to solve this and bring Cissy's offender or offenders to justice," Goldie said.

Chen was last seen when she left her work in Glenfield and arrived home about 4:30pm on November 5. She was reported missing by her partner about 9:30pm that night. Her partner told police she had gone for a walk in Long Bay and had not returned.

Police upgraded the missing person investigation to a homicide investigation soon after her disappearance, but the twenty officers initially assigned have now been reduced to just three working on the case.

Over the course of the investigation, officers have conducted sea, air and land searches for Chen, saying her body could be in a green belt or bush area, and it may lie further afield than the North Shore.

Chen's partner, who lived with her in Waiau St in Torbay, has been assisting with the investigation.

Chen, whose real name is Bin, had been in New Zealand for 22 years, after moving here as an international student.

Anyone with any information about Cissy's disappearance, should phone North Shore Police on 0800 CISSY (0800 24779) or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police 10-7 will screen tonight at 7.30pm on TV2.


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