Auckland woman still missing after a week

By Hana Garrett-Walker

Bin Chen often goes for hour-long walks in an area of Long Bay Regional Park on Auckland's North Shore. Photo / NZ Herald
Bin Chen often goes for hour-long walks in an area of Long Bay Regional Park on Auckland's North Shore. Photo / NZ Herald

A woman who never returned home from her walk on Auckland's North Shore more than a week ago is still missing, but police will not say whether her disappearance is being treated as suspicious.

Bin Chen, 44, was reported missing by her distressed partner after she failed to return from her regular evening walk last Monday.

Ms Chen, who is also known as Cissy, left her Torbay home about 5.30pm on November 5.

Aerial, ground and shoreline searches have failed to find any sign of her.

A police spokesman today said the area search had been completed, but if any new information came forward it would be reactivated.

She is a "missing person at this stage" and police are still actively searching for her, he said.

He was tight-lipped on the circumstances around her disappearance and would not comment on whether there were any suspicious circumstances around it.

"We've got nothing at the moment to offer. The inquiry's ongoing, that's all."

He would not say whether Ms Chen had touched her bank account or used her mobile phone since she was last seen.

- APNZ

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