Arrest made in connection with missing Rotorua woman

Police investigating the disappearance of Michelle Hoffman-Tamm are tonight   examining an area of interest between Rotorua and Murupara.

A woman has also   been arrested.

Ms Hoffman-Tamm was last seen on November 7 when she left her Philip St home on   her bicycle.

Police said Significant developments in the investigation this morning led officers to a   rural spot close to SH38 between Rotorua and Murupara.

That location has been secured and will be subject to   forensic examination by ESR.

A house in Rotorua will also undergo forensic examination along with any   other areas of significance that are identified. Police said this was   expected to last a couple of days

Ms Hoffman-Tamm's red bike was also found today at a different location in a   Rotorua suburb.

A 44-year-old woman has been charged with assault and will appear at Rotorua   District Court tomorrow morning.

Police said Further charges were likely.

As the matter is now before the court police are unable to comment in any   further detail about today's developments.

Police want to hear from anyone who was near Holland   St between 6pm on Wednesday 7, November and Sunday, 11 November and in   Victoria St between Sunday 11, November and Monday 12 November.

Police are particularly interested in the movements of a two-tone   light-coloured Subaru Legacy stationwagon between the November 7 and 12, travelling around Rotorua or between Rotorua, Whakatane and Murupara.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Rotorua Police on 07 349 9400.   Alternatively information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on   0800 555111.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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