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Jane Furlong - 1993

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  • Map showing Karangahape Road to Port Waikato and grave location
  • Surf club tower at Sunset Beach, Port Waikato
  • Map of where Jane Furlong's remains were found
  • Rendells, Karangahape Rd, Auckland -  1993
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Cold Case, Episode

5
9th June 2019

Jane Furlong
Jane Furlong

Nearly two decades after 17-year-old Jane Furlong went missing from Auckland’s Karangahape Road in 1993, her remains were found at a remote Port Waikato beach.  Jane had been buried in sand dunes some 90 kilometres from the last confirmed sighting of the young mother.  The discovery sparked the third investigation into what has become one of this country’s most enduring cold cases.

Map showing Karangahape Road to Port Waikato and grave location
Map showing Karangahape Road
to Port Waikato and grave location

Police believe the young sex worker knew her killer and that he has a link to the small seaside settlement at Sunset Beach, Port Waikato.

Surf club tower at Sunset Beach, Port Waikato
Surf club tower at Sunset Beach, Port Waikato

Map of where Jane Furlong's remains were found
Map of where Jane Furlong's remains were found

The last official sighting of Jane was at 8.30pm on 26 May 1993 outside Rendells where she usually worked.

Rendells, Karangahape Rd, Auckland -  1993
Rendells, Karangahape Rd, Auckland - 1993

There is now strong evidence of a later sighting of Jane the night she went missing, running scared and entering the “Adam and Eve” massage parlour, 500 metres from where Jane was working, towards the Ponsonby end of Karangahape Road. Do you have any information about this incident?

Entrance to Adam & Eve Massage Parlour in 1993
Entrance to Adam & Eve Massage Parlour in 1993

Police need your help to solve the murder of Jane Furlong.