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Man's disappearance now a homicide inquiry

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 25/08/2016

The five-month disappearance of Northland man Kimble Moore is now a homicide inquiry, police say.

Moore, 48, from Waipapakauri, was reported missing by his partner from a Taipa address early on March 18.

Detective Inspector Kevin Burke says information gathered during the police investigation has led them to treat the disappearance as a homicide case.

"We have made a number of arrests in relation to other offending uncovered during the investigation," he said on Thursday.

"Many of those people are in custody on charges including aggravated robbery, unlawful possession of firearms and offering to sell methamphetamine."

Mr Burke said police were following positive lines of inquiry, but urged anyone with information related to the case to contact them.

A week after Mr Moore went missing, police said he was last spotted with a fellow member of the Tribesman Motorcycle Club, Rawden James Yates, who was wanted for kidnapping and aggravated robbery.

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