9 Oct 2008

Tavern staff questioned over missing woman

6:01 pm on 9 October 2008

Police in Christchurch have returned to the Bower Tavern to talk to staff who may have seen a woman before she disappeared two weeks ago.

Tisha Lowry, 28, had been at the tavern with her grandfather. She was last seen on Wainoni Road in the suburb of Aranui on 25 September.

The Avondale Golf Course was searched on Thursday morning, but police say nothing of significance was found. Other areas close to Ms Lowry's home were also searched.

Detective Senior Sergeant Virginia Le Bas said earlier this week that Ms Lowry's disappearance seems more sinister as time goes by.

A report of Ms Lowry walking with a man along a nearby road has been discounted, as police have talked to that man and ruled out his involvement.