Thursday, 20 May 2010 - 11:42am |

Search continues for missing cemetery visitor

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Police are planning to revisit the Makara Cemetery grounds today to continue searching for an elderly man last seen there yesterday afternoon.

The man had been part of a group taken to the grounds by bus, but he failed to show up at the agreed leaving time.

Thirty search and rescue personnel from Police and NZ Land Search and Rescue searched the cemetery yesterday until the early hours this morning without success.

The man's identity was not known and there was no record of who was on the bus. The man was described as 60-70-years-old, about 182cm tall, with gray hair and tan or off-white trousers. He was also carrying a green umbrella.

Wellington Police would also like to speak with passengers who travelled in the same bus as the man. Police urge those people to contact the Wellington Police (04) 381 2000.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may know the identity or the whereabouts of this man.


Media contact: Victoria Evans, Wellington Police District Communications Manager, tel 04 381 2000 x 49210