Missing man inquiry ongoing

DEENA COSTER
Last updated 05:00 09/06/2014
Aaron Roigard
MISSING: Aaron Roigard

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Police remain in the dark over what might have happened to Aaron Roigard a week after he went missing.

Inquiry head Detective Senior Sergeant Blair Burnett said police and search and rescue officers, including a specialist team from Wellington, carried out extensive area searches over the weekend.

"Over the last 24 hours we re-searched the coastline and roads in an attempt to find him and further area canvasses have also failed to shed any light on his possible whereabouts," Burnett said.

He added that police were grateful for the assistance they had received from the public so far, including information about sightings of the older style dark green/blue Holden Commodore seen in the vicinity of Waiteika Rd, at the time of Roigard's disappearance.

"I also want to take this opportunity to ask farmers in the Opunake area to check any implement sheds or buildings just in case Aaron may have gone in to seek shelter from the elements," he said.

Burnett said a team of detectives had collated a lot of information about the 27-year-old and had re-interviewed some people.

Roigard was last seen in Waiteika Rd, near Opunake, last Monday at about 1pm.

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