Police believe someone must know what has happened to a 35-year-old woman who has been missing in Napier for three months.
Annabell Tumanako is last reported to have been seen alive on the night of Saturday, June 23, the night of an All Blacks-South Africa rugby test and the last race in the America's Cup.
Detective Sergeant Sean Hansen said her car was later found abandoned on the forecourt of the former Westshore Service Station.
He said the case remained a "missing person" file, but police were not ruling out foul play,.
"We don't have any clear indication of what may have happened to Ms Tumanako, however, it is quite likely that she is not alive," he said. "Her disappearance is causing significant anguish for her family and we want to find her to bring some closure to this matter for them.
"She has literally vanished off the face of the earth. But we believe someone out there will know where she is - someone will have seen her at some point in time."
Ms Tumanako was living under a mental health community housing programme in Maraenui with two other people, including her boyfriend. She suffered from a schizophrenic illness.
Police say they have interviewed all the people who lived in the house, but no clues had emerged as to where she could be.
"There are several unanswered questions that only the public can help us with," Mr Hansen said.
"That means we are relying heavily on any information from people, no matter how insignificant they may think it is." He said there was a possibility her car had been stolen and dumped at Westshore, and that the taking of the car was unrelated to Ms Tumanako's disappearance.
"If this is the case," he said, "I would stress that we want to solve the disappearance of Ms Tumanako. If someone is involved with the theft of her car they need to talk to us."
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