14 Jun 2017

Missing woman Kim Richmond's ute found

6:28 pm on 14 June 2017

A ute found in a lake is believed have been driven by missing Waikato woman Kim Richmond before she disappeared almost a year ago.

Missing woman Kim Louise Richmond

Missing woman Kim Richmond. Photo: Supplied

The 42-year-old was last seen driving south from her Arohena home on 31 July 2016.

The police dive squad found the silver 20-14 ford ranger ute at Lake Arapuni today.

They said specialist equipment would be brought in tomorrow to help salvage the vehicle, which will then be forensically examined.

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