Detectives investigating the murder of the British backpacker Grace Millane in New Zealand have identified a "place of interest".
An inspection is taking place in a wooded area of Scenic Drive in Auckland.
The country road is located on the outskirts of the city and is about 30 minutes drive from the CityLife hotel, where Ms Millane was last seen on December 1st.
The police said that the examination is a "slow and methodical process and is expected to last all day".
The force added that I can not confirm if the body of the twenty-two was located on the site.
The police said that part of the road will be closed until 7:00 local time (6am GMT).
Investigative inspector Scott Beard will provide an update from the cordon at 4:30 pm (3:30 GMT).
A 26-year-old person must be charged with murder and will appear at the Auckland District Court on Monday.
Mrs. Millane from Wickford, Essex, graduated from the University of Lincoln in September and traveled around the world for a full year.
She arrived in New Zealand from Peru on November 20th.
The graduate was last seen with a "male partner" in a hotel in Auckland at 9:41 pm on Saturday 1 December.
His father David described her as a "lovely, outgoing, fun-loving, family-oriented daughter" who had had regular contact before disappearing.
Mrs. Millane is known for using Tinder's dating app while she was in New Zealand.
He was staying in the Base Backpackers hostel in central Auckland before disappearing.
Investigators announced Friday that they were treating Ms. Millane's disappearance as a murder, having previously expressed "serious fears" for his safety
DI Beard said: "Grace's family has been informed of this development and is devastated."