A Rotorua woman has been charged with the murder of Michelle
Gwenda Leigh Sloane, aka Pluss, 44, a process worker,
appeared in the Rotorua District Court this morning before
Judge Chris McGuire.
She was originally charged with assault but that was
withdrawn by the police. She now faced a charge of murdering
Ms Hoffman-Tamm on November 7 at Rotorua.
During the appearance name suppression for Sloane was lifted.
She has been stood-down to appear later today.
Ms Hoffman-Tamm, 51, went missing after last being seen on
her red mountain bike on November 7 when she left the Philip
St home she shared with her partner to visit friends.
Police found her body on November 23 in a forested area just
off State Highway 38.
- The Daily Post