Police search home, family cars

BLANTON SMITH
Last updated 05:00 17/06/2014
Aaron Roigard

CAR SOUGHT: Police are seeking sightings of a vehicle similar to the one pictured.

Aaron Roigard
MISSING: Aaron Roigard

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Police have carried out a search of three vehicles and the family home of missing Taranaki man Aaron Roigard as they try to solve his disappearance.

Roigard was last seen near Waiteika Rd, Opunake, about 1pm on Monday June 2. He had left a property on foot after a family disagreement.

Police completed a thorough examination of his parents' home in Waiteika Rd and three vehicles last Thursday and Friday and are awaiting the results of forensic testing, Detective Senior Sergeant Blair Burnett said.

"We are trying to be thorough in order to establish where he is," he said.

A team of 10 detectives from Stratford, New Plymouth and Hawera stations had been involved in the case along with a 16-member search team.

Extensive land, sea and air searches have been conducted in the two weeks since Roigard, 27, went missing.

Burnett said everything possible was being done to return him to his family.

"We appreciated the support given to us by the family during what is a very difficult time."

As well as the family home and the vehicles, police also searched farmland and coastal areas again last Friday, Burnett said.

"We are still considering further searches and where to search," he said.

The area surrounding Roigard's property and his father's address, as well as several huts near Mt Taranaki had been searched in the past two weeks.

Burnett said police were still keen to hear from anyone who had information about Roigard's whereabouts or a dark green/blue Holden Commodore that was seen in the vicinity of Waiteika Rd at the time of his disappearance.

Police were also looking for Roigard's cellphone, a Samsung flip-top cellphone encased in a black leather pouch, Burnett said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Chris Allemann on 06 213 9536 or contact 0800 555 111.

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