By Paula Hulburt
The official search for missing Marlborough woman Jessica Boyce has been suspended by police today.
Area Commander, Marlborough District Inspector Simon Feltham, says that despite intensive searching, no trace of the missing 27-year-old has been found.
Officials searches have been called off, but family and friends are continuing their efforts.
Inspector Fetham says the investigation will “remain active”.
“After receiving the missing person report, an intensive eight days of searching was completed but despite all search efforts no signs of Jessica have been found.
“There has been continued visible searching by Police and Search and Rescue teams over the weekend, but we have been unable to locate Jessica.
“A review of the search efforts has been undertaken today to identify areas for further investigation.
“Police would like to thank LandSAR, Jessica’s family and friends, and everyone else who volunteered in the search for their support, time and effort.
The missing person investigation will remain active and if any further lines of inquiry come to light, or areas to search, and police will continue to follow up any further information that
comes to hand”, he says.
LandSAR (Search and Rescue) teams from Marlborough were focusing their search around the Lake Chalice area where Jessica’s red Holden Rodeo was discovered.
Anyone who has any information should contact Blenheim Police on (03) 578 5279.