Kim Bambus is the second woman to disappear without a trace from the Mercer Loop walking track at Piha beach in New Zealand’s North island in five years.
It was Friday, March 24 when the 21-year-old nurse went for a run and didn’t come home. Friends spent the evening searching for her before calling the police around 8pm.
Bambus’ car was found at 1am in the car park near the Mercer Loop walking track in West Auckland. Her mobile phone was still inside.
Five years ago it was Cherie Vousden. It was December 22, 2012 and Vousden's car was found at the entrance to the same walking track. The 42-year-old left behind a teenage daughter. She was last seen by tourists walking the track wearing sandals and carrying a bottle of wine.