Police identify vehicle of interest in search for LA Tukerangi

Police have identified a vehicle of interest in their search for 15 year-old LA Tukerangi and 36 year old Dean Whakatau.

They have identified a champagne brown 1993 Toyota Corolla hatchback with the registration number SGI810.

According to information received by Police the pair were in this vehicle in Rotorua on Sunday evening and the car possibly has a dent in the door and one or more grey primer patches on the paintwork.

Detective Senior Sergeant Zane Smith says, “We have had an overwhelming response from the public reporting possible sightings and this is heart-warming. However, despite that response and the significant media and social media coverage, neither  Dean or LA have made contact and we have no confirmed sighting of them since Sunday evening.”

The focus for Police and whānau remains on finding LA safe and returning her to her family and members of the public are being asked to contact Police with any possible sightings of the pair.