Katrina Jefferies’ death is among a number of Auckland cold cases police are dealing with. Anyone with information about any of these cases should contact police on 302 6400 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Claire Hills, 1998 Claire Hills was tied up and burnt to death in her car on Mangere Mountain on April 28, 1998.
Police believe she was abducted early that morning while she was on her way from her Herne Bay home to work at the Auckland International Airport McDonald’s.
The 30-year-old was alive when she was doused in petrol and set alight in her car.
Police initially believed rapist William Mokaraka was responsible for her death and shelved the case for nearly 10 years in the hope he would one day confess.
In 2007 DNA tests ruled him out and the case was reopened.
Ms Hills had a chequered past. At 15 she left Australia with a boyfriend to come to New Zealand and began using the name Lisa.
At the time of her death she had renounced her religion, separated from her husband Peter Hills and was living on her own. Jane Furlong, 1993 Jane Furlong’s skeletal remains were found buried in sand dunes at Sunset Beach, Port Waikato, last year.
She had not been seen since she went missing in May, 1993.
This month forensic teams again searched the area around Miss Furlong’s former flat in Heretaunga Ave, Onehunga.
Auckland police Detective Inspector Mark Benefield says some items were found that might advance the investigation but they needed to be fully forensically tested.
Police are now asking for sightings of a distinctively shaped, light-coloured, Morris van they believe was connected to the Karangahape Rd and Port Waikato areas when Miss Furlong went missing.
A $50,000 reward for information about those responsible for Miss Furlong’s death is available until September.
Anyone with information about the Morris van or Miss Furlong’s death is encouraged to contact the police on 0800 675 263.