New information sparks cold case search

Last updated 13:53 01/07/2013
Jane Furlong
JANE FURLONG: The Auckland teenager went missing in 1993 and her remains were found at a Port Waikato beach.

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Police will scour the last-known address of murder victim Jane Furlong again today after getting some "new information".

The Specialist Search Group, ESR forensic scientists and members of the Operation Darlia homicide investigation team will search the Onehunga property where she was living before being reported missing by her then boyfriend Danny Norsworthy.

Furlong was last seen while working as a prostitute on Karangahape Rd in Auckland on May 28, 1993. She left behind a 6-month-old baby, Aidan Norsworthy.

Her remains were found on Sunset Beach in Port Waikato on May 19, last year, by a woman walking her dog and were identified by police through DNA testing.

In March, police offered a $50,000 reward for information on the case.

Detective Inspector Mark Benefield said new information had prompted the team to apply for a warrant to re-search the property - inside and out - at 51 Heretaunga Ave.

"It may take us several days to complete our search for any evidence that might assist the investigation into Jane's death.

"We're very encouraged by the fact that, even after Jane's disappearance and death 20 years ago and the eventual discovery of her skeletal remains at Port Waikato more than 12 months ago, the mystery of her death is still at the forefront of a number of people's minds and they're contacting us.

"People who were close to Jane want this matter resolved and we are determined to do that."

Anyone with information is urged to call 0800 675 263 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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