The home where murder victim Cissy Chen spent her last days is up for sale, listed by the man cleared of killing her.

Jack Liu was acquitted of Chen's murder following a lengthy jury trial at the High Court at Auckland in 2015.

Chen disappeared from her Torbay home in November 2012, with Liu telling police his partner had gone for a walk and never came back.

Extensive searches failed to find any trace of her, and her decomposed body was found in a Totaravale drain 16 months later, just 11km from the Torbay home they shared.

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Police previously said they believed Chen had been killed at or near her home.

A pathologist was unable to determine how she died.

At trial the Crown accused Liu of killing Chen after becoming aware she planned to cut him out of her will.

Jack Liu (aka Yun Qing Liu) was yesterday acquitted of the murder of his partner Cissy Chen at the High Court at Auckland. He is pictured at the chambers of his lawyer. 17 June 2015 New Zealand Herald
Jack Liu (aka Yun Qing Liu) was yesterday acquitted of the murder of his partner Cissy Chen at the High Court at Auckland. He is pictured at the chambers of his lawyer. 17 June 2015 New Zealand Herald

Barfoot and Thompson listed the Waiau St home in February for $959,000, citing it as being in the "much coveted Olde Torbay".

Stuff reported the home is at the centre of civil proceedings between Liu and Chen's family.

The High Court previously heard the large five bedroom home and its phone lines were bugged during police investigations, and Liu was heard talking to himself alone.

After Liu's acquittal by a jury it was revealed Chen had told a friend that if she ever died, "Jack, he's the one who kill me".

The alleged admission by Chen to a friend was barred from being presented to the jury.

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After the trial police said they weren't looking for anyone else in connection to Chen's death.

In his only interview, Liu later told the Herald he was innocent, and had "no special feelings" about being free from bail.

"From the very beginning I believed I was innocent. I was calm all the time. I never stopped praying," he said in 2015.

When contacted by the Herald Barfoot and Thompson agent Linda Teng said she couldn't comment.