Case 3: Crime of the Week - Michael McGrath Disappearance, Christchurch

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Case 3: Crime of the Week - Michael McGrath Disappearance, Christchurch

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  • Case 3: Crime of the Week - Michael McGrath Disappearance, Christchurch
  • Case 3: Crime of the Week - Michael McGrath Disappearance, Christchurch
  • Case 3: Crime of the Week - Michael McGrath Disappearance, Christchurch
  • Case 3: Crime of the Week - Michael McGrath Disappearance, Christchurch

Ten 7, Episode

18
20th July 2017

Police in Christchurch continue to investigate the out-of-character disappearance of Michael McGrath, who was reported missing by his family on Tuesday 23rd May after failing to turn up to his mother’s house for a weekly Tuesday night dinner.

Police can now reveal that they know Michael was at his home address, 53 Checketts Ave in Halswell, on the afternoon of Sunday 21st May. They also now know that Michael may have had a scheduled appointment at an address in Halswell on Monday 22nd May, possibly around 9am. Michael may or may not have made that appointment.

Michael’s car and push bike were located at his home address and his blue Subaru Legacy station wagon was parked in the driveway, which is unusual given Michael would usually park this in the garage.

Michael’s wallet and cellphone were found inside his locked home and his bank account and cellphone have not been used since Sunday 21st May.

Police are appealing for sightings of Michael, be that on his push bike car and/or in his blue Subaru station wagon between Sunday 21st and Tuesday 23rd May.

Christchurch Police can now also reveal another vehicle of interest they are appealing for sightings of. They are looking for sightings of a silver coloured late 1990s Toyota Camry (similar to the one pictured) in the Halswell, and greater Christchurch area during May but particularly around Sunday 21st to Tuesday 23rd May.

Police have carried out a very detailed and meticulous search for Michael and they are calling for any information that could help bring his family some closure. If you know anything, no matter how insignificant you think it may be, please contact the Operation Renovation team at Christchurch Police.