Missing Paekakariki Man

Police Strengthen Search for Missing Paekakariki Man Raymond Piper

May 25,2010

A search is underway in Paraparaumu today as Police step up their inquiry into the disappearance of Kapiti man Raymond Piper.

The Wellington Search and Rescue (SAR) Team and Specialist Search Team, assisted by members of Wellington Land SAR, are searching an area near Eatwell Avenue in Paraparaumu, where Raymond was last seen on Saturday 15 May.

Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Oxnam says, “Once this is completed, an area canvas will be carried out near Raymond’s parents home on Main Road North, Paekakariki.”

Police have more than 25 investigators from throughout the Wellington Police district working on this case.

Mike Oxnam says Police have unsubstantiated information that Raymond may have been a victim of foul play.

“I do not wish to contaminate potential witnesses and I will not be elaborating any further on this information.”

Mike Oxnam says by the end of today, Police should have a mock up of the clothing Raymond was last seen wearing.

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