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Search ongoing for missing Auckland runner

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 25/03/2017

Police are continuing to search for missing jogger Kim Bambus while keeping an open mind about what may have happened to her.

The 21-year-old has been missing since Friday morning when she told friends she was going for a run at Piha in west Auckland.

She bought snacks at the Countdown on Williamson Avenue in Ponsonby about 9am that day.

Her car, a yellow Hyundai Getz, with the registration CWW418, has been found on Log Race Road, Piha at the entrance to Ahu Ahu Track.

Detective Inspector Hayden Mander said on Sunday that police had not ruled anything out.

"We really don't know what has happened to Kim," he said.

Police and LandSAR volunteers are searching in the area around Log Race Road and the Ahuahu Track on Sunday.

Surf lifesaving crews are out on the water and a helicopter is in the air.

Police want residents with CCTV footage to contact them and they also want to hear from anyone who has used the walking tracks.

"We are still keeping an open mind as to what has happened to Kim and we very much remain hopeful that she will be found alive," says Insp Mander.

Her mother and father are helping with the search.

The search was called off about 8.30pm on Saturday night and began again at first light.

She was wearing a dark coloured jacket, pink exercise top, black shorts and black and white Nike shoes when last seen.

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