Many hundreds of people are [permanently] missing in New Zealand
Among those who went missing without a trace recently…
[If any of the following persons are no longer missing, please let us know and we will immediately remove their details.]
Police concern for missing 21-year-old Carissa Avison
Saturday, 28 January 2017 – 10:22pm – National News
Police have concerns for the safety and well-being of 21-year-old Carissa Avison who has been reported missing to Police. Carissa was last seen leaving her home on Dockside Lane, Auckland Central, at about 8.30am on Thursday 26 January 2017.
She is described as slim to medium build and has a Japanese scripture tattoo on her left forearm. She was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, black 3/4 length pants and black Nike shoes.
Her family and friends became concerned when she failed to show up for work, which is out of character for her. Carissa has contacts in Papamoa, Southland, and the wider Auckland area. She is not believed to have access to a vehicle. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-concern-missing-21-year-old-carissa-avison
Where is Lydia Grace Solvander?
Christchurch Police are seeking 25-year-old old Lydia Grace Solvander and are seriously concerned for her wellbeing. Solvander has been missing for more than a week and was last seen in the Hillmorton area on Tuesday 17 January 2017.
Waikato Police seek missing 21-year-old Hazael Mailata
A 21-year-old Hamilton man is missing after a friend lost sight of him in the Waikato River early this morning. Hazael Mailata and his friend were on the bank of Waikato River when Mr Mailata went for a swim shortly before 3.00am this morning, Wednesday 25 January 2017. He was last seen in the darkness in the river and there has been no contact with family or friends since.
Otaki Fatal boating incident
Police can now release the names of the two men who went missing while using an inflatable boat at Otaki Beach on Monday 23rd of January 2017.
The man whose body was recovered on Monday was 52-year-old Wayne Anthony De Bruyn of Otaki.
The man missing and presumed drowned, is 35-year-old Jared Anthony Anderson of New Plymouth.
Mother of four Shelly Crooks, 36, missing since December 22
Ms Crooks was last seen in the Punakaiki area on 22 December 2016. She was walking the local tracks and may have then hitchhiked north. Shelly is 180 cm (6ft) tall and of medium/solid build.
FOUND ALIVE! – [OTWWTBW]
Brighton Beach search continued to NO avail
“A person described as of short-medium height, wearing black or dark-coloured clothing, was seen walking in to the water at approximately 10:20am, Friday 20 January 2017.”
Police said they had not received a report of a missing person which may relate to the incident[and which may indicate the person missing was a foreign visitor.]
Quentin Barrett is missing – have you seen him?
Quentin Barrett, 19, is missing from Terrace End, Palmerston North since 19 January.
What happened to Pat Wearn?
Massive searches in the Torbay, Long Bay and Browns Bay areas for 73 year-old Pat Wearn proved futile. Ms Wearn left her home address in Torbay at 12:30 Monday January 16, to go for a walk, but did not return.
Missing Otorohanga girl Waihanea Maaka aged 14
What happened to this Korean woman?
Mrs Chun was last seen on May 18, 2009, shortly before she left her Christchurch home. Mrs Chun “held both a New Zealand and South Korean passport. Neither passport have been used to travel out of the country since her disappearance.”
Ergin Cho Missing since December 2010
Laura Finlay Missing since November 2012
Ashley Sehnert Missing since 2009
Scott Ruaine Missing since September 2013
Search blog contents for details of many others who have gone missing without a trace in New Zealand.