Homicide inquiry continues: police dive squad joins search for Torbay woman

News from NZ Police
Police investigating the disappearance of Bin “Cissy” Chen since 5 November have requested the services of the National Police Dive Squad in their ongoing efforts to locate her body.

Acting Detective Inspector Stan Brown of Waitemata Police says “Today the dive team will be searching a number of possible areas on Auckland’s North Shore.”

Mr. Brown says “The Operation Waiau investigation team remain committed to locating Ms Chen so that she can be returned to her family, and we encourage any member of the public who has any information that may lead to her discovery to contact us urgently.”

Anyone with information can speak to the investigation team on their free phone line – 08000 CISSY [08000 24779] or call Crime Stoppers anonymously on (0800 555111.)

News from Auckland Police – November 16
North Shore Police confirm that their enquiries into the whereabouts of a missing Torbay woman have been upgraded to a homicide investigation. Bin “Cissy” Chen was reported missing by her partner on Monday 5 November. Police Search and Rescue did an extensive search of the Long Bay reserve. Deodar and Eagle provided further assistance with a coastal and air search. There have been no public sightings of Cissy.

Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Megan Goldie of the North Shore CIB who is leading the investigation says a forensic examination has commenced at an address in Torbay and a man is assisting police with this investigation.

“If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Bin Cissy Chen we urge them to call Police on Operation WAIAU – 08000 CISSY,” [08000 24779] she said. The public can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.