A cold case of the disappearance of a Dunedin mother is being
treated as suspicious, police say.
Investigators reopened the case of Tuitania (Tui) Marama
Barclay earlier this year, saying they suspected foul play in
Ms Barclay has not been seen since October 2002 and was
reported missing by her former partner, Bill Brown, four
''The circumstances as we see them are suspicious as to her
disappearance,'' Detective Senior Sergeant Malcolm Inglis
told the Otago Daily Times this week. However, police
continued to keep an open mind, as ''we have never found her
Since police had reopened the case, investigators had
received ''positive feedback from the public, which we are
following up on''.
''We are doing a whole lot of other background inquiries but,
obviously, we can't say what all of those are.''
Det Snr Sgt Inglis confirmed police had still had no contact
with Mr Brown, who lives in the United Kingdom with the
couple's two children.
He would not be drawn on Mr Brown's involvement but ''we are
still interviewing various people who knew them in the start
of the 2000s''.
Earlier this year, police searched the Ross Creek reservoir
and a Dunedin property for clues to her disappearance.
Ms Barclay was 29 when she disappeared and was described as a
Caucasian of petite build.
Anyone with information was urged to contact police on
471-4800 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800-555-111.