Police are hoping a fresh examination of a Mount St Thomas home will bring further clues in the suspected murder of Cordeaux Heights man Nick Katopodis.
Forensic officers searched a Gladstone Avenue home today after receiving new information into Mr Katopodis’ death.
The 45-year-old was last seen at the Wollongong Hellenic Club on July 27, 2011.
His body has never been found.
Wollongong Local Area Command Acting Superintendent Tim Beattie said it was too early to tell whether Mr Katopodis’ body would turn up in the latest search.
‘‘We can’t discount anything but we do have further information, which investigators are pursuing,’’ he said.
‘‘It’s too early to declare the nature of the information but investigations are ongoing; we anticipate the examination will take some time and we really need to wait until [it’s] completed.’’
Police have undertaken several searches for Mr Katopodis’ body, including a search at WIN Television’s Mount St Thomas headquarters last year, but have failed to find any trace of the missing man.
Searches have also been conducted in Windy Gully and Coniston.
Superintendent Beattie said finding Mr Katopodis’ body was critical to the investigation and important in bringing closure to his family.
He said he could not explain why information had come to light more than 18 months after Mr Katopodis’ disappearance but said police would continue to act on any tips.
Mount St Thomas man Jason Aroha Wiremu Hiroki was charged with Mr Katopodis’ murder in September 2011.
The 40-year-old has pleaded not guilty and his trial is set to start in the Supreme Court sitting in Wollongong on Monday.