Almost seven months after Lee McMurdo was murdered, police have revealed they are searching for a van in the hunt for his killer.

Mr McMurdo, 32, was found dead at his Helensville home by his 12-year-old daughter last July.

Police launched a homicide investigation and said Mr McMurdo, a father of three, died violently between July 26 and 29 but have refused to give the exact cause of his death.

Last night Detective Inspector Greg Cramer, head of the investigation, released a detailed description of a van they are looking for, and two men seen inside it.


"The last confirmed sighting of Lee Ross McMurdo was at 1.45pm on Tuesday July 26, 2011, at his home address," he said. "Police are eager to hear about the movements of a vehicle that was close to the address at 1675 on SH16 in the early hours of Wednesday July 27."

The Mitsubishi L300 van was likely to be a Sportpac model, Mr Cramer said. It was two-toned, with either pale blue or aqua above a silver or grey base.

Mr Cramer said two men were seen in the van, both with dark complexions, one with long hair.

A plasma TV, among property missing from Mr McMurdo's home, had been found at an Auckland address.

Call the Operation Manu investigation on 0508-006-268.