Without Trace

Without Trace : On the Trail of New Zealand Missing Persons

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Each year hundreds of New Zealanders mysteriously go missing, vanishing from their homes and families, their cars and workplaces seemingly without a trace. Many will remember the publicity surrounding particular cases, but this book gives insider information into the background of all involved, the searches, suspicions, police theories, photos and other evidence. This book chronologically details 16 of the most bizarre missing person cases in this country such as the unexpected disappearance of IRD inspector Sydney Fisk from the Ureweras (1956), aspiring model Wendy Mayes from Lower Hutt (1961) and visiting American hiker Roselyn Tilbury from the Heaphy Track (1972) as well as more recent missing persons like notorious criminal Ronald Jorgensen from the Kaikoura Coast (1983), two Tauranga women Luana Williams (1986) and Judith Yorke (1992), and Coromandel girl Alexa Cullen (1996). Other famous missing persons cases include Cynthia Grierson-Jackson from Grafton (1960), three-year-old Betty Wharton from Hamilton (1964), Betty Mackay from Whakatane (1970), world-renowned marine scientist Dr.
Elizabeth Batham from Seatoun beach (1974), Sandra Weightman from Avondale (1974), Heidi Charles from Rotorua (1976), Marion Granville from Petone (1980), Hinekau Taua from Kelston (1981) and Gypsy, a Hamiltonian teenage girl (identity unknown) who disappeared under suspicious circumstances in 1995. Although unsolved, this book details the extreme investigation into each scenario in the hope of inspiring fresh information that can assist police in cracking the case.
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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 138 x 216mm
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Illustrated
  • illustrated edition
  • b&w photos throughout
  • 0790009943
  • 9780790009940

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