Search for missing man's dog continues

Police remain on the hunt for a dog belonging to suspected murder victim Whetu Hansen.

Mr Hansen was last seen on November 24, and police launched a missing person inquiry on December 2. The mixed-breed dog, called Henry, is now believed to have been with Mr Hansen at the time of his disappearance, but has not been found.

Detective Senior Sergeant Simon Harrison said police had received six calls from members of the public, and while they had not extensively progressed their investigations, they were encouraged by the response. "A team of 12 officers are working on the homicide investigation and are continuing to speak to associates of Mr Hansen. We also remain in regular contact with Mr Hansen's family to update them on the investigation."

Mr Harrison thanked the public for their help with sightings of Henry and two vehicles, a 1980s primer-grey Ford ute and a mint green 1981 Mitsubishi wooden flat deck ute, of interest to the inquiry.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 351 3600 or information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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