As part of the search for missing Arohena woman Kim Richmond, the Police National Dive Squad has been searching Lake Arapuni, Waikato today.
Police commenced a new phase of Operation Viaduct on Tuesday this week as part of the ongoing search for Kim, who has been missing from her home since the morning of July 31, 2016.
The dive squad has located the 2014 silver Ford Ranger ute that Kim was believed to be driving prior to her disappearance in late July last year.
Specialist equipment will be brought in tomorrow to help salvage the vehicle. Once the vehicle is recovered it will undergo a forensic examination.
Kim's family has been informed of today's developments and are being supported by Police.
If anyone has information regarding this case they should contact Acting Detective Sergeant Ian Foster or Detective Senior Sergeant Ross Patterson at the Te Awamutu Police Station on 07 8720 100.
Alternatively, information can be reported anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.