for Marice McGregor
A team of 20 searchers, dogs and a helicopter are searching the Lismore Forest, about 40kms north of Whanganui for Marice McGregor after being called in this morning.
Marice also known as Katrina was last seen by a bus driver on Monday, April 19 in her Red Suzuki Escudo 4wd on SH4. The car was later found near the Lismore Forest locked and with her wallet inside. Her bank account has not been touched and it is thought that she was in the area to collect some pine cones.
Police divers searched a nearby waterway but were unsuccessful.
It appears that Police have now ruled out Marice being a victim of any accident and are considering now that foul play may be involved.
A green 4WD van or similair may be involved and Police believe that Ms McGregor may have had some contact with this vehicle back on April 19 or 20.
Ms McGregor is described as a 163cm tall European, of solid build with brown hair and has a medical condition of such that limits her mobility.
The last day that Ms McGregor was seen she had made some plans to meet a woman friend for a coffee but never showed up.