The body of Joe Pryor, who went missing from Waikanae, has been found, two weeks after he was last seen.
Joe Pryor’s family posted the sad news on Facebook at the weekend.
“Kia ora e te whanau. We are very sorry to let you know that after 15 days of searching, Joe has been found today (Saturday) in the Reikorangi area of Waikanae where he was last seen.
“Unfortunately, Joe has passed away.
“We wanted to thank everyone in this community who shared the posts, printed the flyers and gave us valuable information. This mammoth effort surely aided our search and is what led us to him in the end.”
Joe Pryor(63) lived at Raumati Beach and worked in central Waikanae.
He left his work at 8:05am on Friday 26 November after leaving a note saying he would be back by 10:30am.
He walked from Metco Engineering at Omahi Street, Waikanae. and went towards Ngaio Road, and across the railway line onto Elizabeth Street and the road to Reikiorangi.
Several thousand Kāpiti people and Police helped his family in the two-week search.