Little they knew that grim death would soon o’ertake them
Posted by te2ataria on October 19, 2016
Remains of the missing Canadian tourist finally show up!
The Canadian tourists toured South America without so much as a scratch, then they came to New Zealand.
On September 2, 2013, the couple hired a campervan in Nelson and hit the road.
Little they knew that grim death would soon o’ertake them. They were killed within a week.
Their campervan was swept off State Highway 6 near Haast Pass due to a large landslide.
Joanna Lam, 24, from Ontario, and Connor Hayes, 25, from Ottawa, were killed as a result.
Joanna Lam’s body was located in a subsequent search but Connor Hayes’ body was never found.
In August 2016, a hunter located a human thigh bone at the confluence of the Haast and Burke Rivers. Subsequent DNA analysis confirms this being part-remains of Mr Hayes.
On Sunday 16 October 2016, a further search on the Haast River lead to the recovery of a number of items of interest from the riverbed. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/development-search-missing-tourist
Canadian couple Joanna Lam, 24, and Connor Hayes, 25, on St Patrick’s Day- image provided by Lam Family.
How Many Foreigners Killed Since 2000?
About 3,500 overseas visitors, international students, foreign workers, recent emigrants and refugees have lost their lives and 20,000 others seriously injured in New Zealand since year 2000.