New lead in Cissy Chen homicide investigation

North Shore Police have released new information on TV2’s Police Ten-7 programme this evening in relation to the disappearance of ‘Cissy’ Bin Chen nearly four months ago.

On Monday 5th November 2012, 44-year-old Cissy Chen vanished from her home in Torbay on Auckland’s North Shore. Cissy left her work in Glenfield and arrived home at about 4:30pm. She was reported missing by her partner at around 9:30pm that evening.

Police upgraded their missing person investigation to a homicide investigation soon after Cissy’s disappearance. Despite extensive searches by Police, her body has not been found and no arrests have been made.

2IC of the case, Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Megan Goldie says Police are tonight appealing for sightings of a white 2002 Nissan Pulsar station wagon in the Bays, Albany and Rosedale areas on and around the night of Monday 5th November.

“You may remember seeing this vehicle on Guy Fawkes Night on the 5th of November. Did you see it in an unusual location or driving erratically? If you did, we need to hear from you.”

“Sightings of this white 2002 Nissan Pulsar are absolutely crucial to our ongoing investigation.”

Acting D/S/S Goldie says Police believe Cissy’s body has been buried in a secluded location, such as a green belt or bush reserve.

“I want to urge people walking, cycling and exercising in secluded bush areas around the North Shore and wider Waitemata District to be aware of anything or any area that appears suspicious and may be of interest to the team investigating Cissy’s death.”

Megan Goldie says Police want to bring this investigation to a close, with the help of the public.

“As is often the case in many Police investigations, it will be the public that provides the vital information we need to solve this and bring the offender or offenders to justice.”

Anyone with any information about Cissy’s disappearance, particularly anyone who remembers seeing the white 2002 Nissan Pulsar on Guy Fawkes Night should phone North Shore Police on 0800 CISSY (0800 24779) or via the Police Ten-7 phone number on 0800 107 4636.