'Grave fears' for missing drug scene woman
Fri, 10 Aug 2012 1:38p.m.
Police say they have grave fears for a Hamilton woman involved in the drug scene who has been missing for nearly two months after what appears to be a drug trip to Auckland.
Rae Colleen Portman, 33, was last seen on June 20 when she booked a motel in the Auckland suburb of Mt Albert and travelled to east and south Auckland.
Ms Portman, who has the nickname "Boky", failed to check out the next day and left her personal belongings in the room.
"We know she was linked with and involved in the drug scene," Detective Inspector Mark Gutry told NZ Newswire.
Police did not know what might have happened to her but held grave fears for her safety, he said.
They have spoken to about 40 people who knew her or may have seen her that day and were investigating what they had been told.
Police had recovered her car, a silver VW Passatt, which they believed Ms Portman had sold legitimately while she was in Auckland. However, they were not sure if she had managed to get another vehicle.
She did not have a partner and her family did not report her missing until the beginning of July because they were used to not hearing from her for weeks at a time.
Police have set up a hotline (0800 723 767) and a Facebook page for people to offer information.
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