Dive squad seeks killer's disguise

TALIA SHADWELL
Last updated 13:43 25/02/2014
Mei Fan dive team search
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WATER SEARCH: A police dive team seeks evidence relating to the death of Mei Fan at Miramar Peninsular.

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Police divers have spent this morning searching the waters around Miramar pensinsula for a disguise Wellington murder victim Mei Fan's still unidentified killer may have have worn.

The 37-year-old mother, whose body was found at her home in Brussels St, Miramar on November 10, died of multiple stab wounds and police continue their investigation to find her killer.

A water search was first mounted in the near Miramar Wharf in the weeks following Ms Fan's death.

Today three police divers and a skipper in an inflatable dinghy resumed their search at Shelly Bay, scanning the seabed in four-metre visibility for items of interest.

The divers performed a grid-search at low tide from 7.45am until about 1pm, swimming north from Miramar Peninsula to the wharf at Shelly Bay. They were looking for any items that could be connected with the killing, which detectives have previously said is thought to include a disguise.

The killer may have worn a disguise to her house, killed her, then changed clothes before leaving, police have said.

This morning the divers emerged occasionally with objects - a diving knife was found, some coins, and even a video tape - but the search for the killer's disguise will continue at low tide opportunities in coming weeks, Dive Squad head Bruce Adams said.

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