Search for mum, two years on


The hus­band of an Alexan­dra woman who dis­ap­peared into thin air two years ago is hope­ful a fresh search will bring clo­sure for his fam­ily.

Denise Pot­ter left her daugh­ter’s Dunedin home with­out her phone, purse and with only the clothes she was wear­ing, mi­nus any shoes.

Ex­ten­sive searches failed to find the 54-year-old who has not been seen since she dis­ap­peared from the gar­den of the Carroll St home on March 30, 2015, about 12.45pm. Now po­lice are plan­ning to re­visit that search in the hope of bring­ing clo­sure for her fam­ily.

A large search and res­cue ex­er­cise will take place over the week­end of Novem­ber 10, and will in­clude pam­phlet drops and door knocks around the city rise area.

Her hus­band Steve Pot­ter wel­comed the move, say­ing ’’any­thing that will help has to be ben­e­fi­cial’’.

How­ever not know­ing the sce­nario be­hind her dis­ap­pear­ance ’’won’t ever go away’’.

Com­pound­ing that loss was the al­most two years it took for the coro­ner to look into the case.

A 2017 coro­ner’s re­port found Pot­ter ‘‘died at a place un­known’’ around March 30, 2015’’.


Alexan­dra’s Re­gan Hunter is tour­ing with Weber Bros Cir­cus as an FMX rider.

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