21 Mar 2013

New arrest in Rae Portman case

11:58 am on 21 March 2013

A third man has been arrested and charged with kidnapping Hamilton woman Rae Portman.

The 33-year old went missing in June last year and her body was found in a south Auckland rural suburb in September.

Police said on Thursday a 36-year-old man would appear at Papakura District Court on kidnapping and drugs charges.

Two others have already been charged in connection with the case.

A man accused murder and kidnapping is due before the courts on 27 March.

Another man, Lee Rigby, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to kidnapping and will be remanded in custody until sentencing on 24 April.