Man appears in court charged with murdering Waikato woman Kim Richmond


A man has appeared in the Hamilton District Court today charged with the murder of Kim Richmond.

The mother-of-three's body was found in a lake last week, after she went missing nearly a year ago.

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Police arrested the 45-year-old yesterday afternoon.

The man has been remanded in custody and has been granted interim name suppression.

Kim Richmond's body was discovered in a Waikato lake last week almost a year after she disappeared.

The 45-year-old was arrested last night following the discovery of Richmond's body in a submerged car.
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Ms Richmond was was last seen leaving her property in Arohena, near Te Awamutu, in July 2016.

Last Thursday Police discovered the silver Ford Ranger in Lake Arapuni with her body inside.

The vehicle was near a popular boat ramp six metres below the surface.

Lake Arapuni was the subject of an extensive police investigation at the time of her disappearance.

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