Members of the public have come forward with new information
about the 1969 murder of Welsh hitchhiker Jennifer Beard.
The new information follows a Westport News story on a
new film about the incident.
Private investigator Cindy Roberts is making the film, which
will screen on the Coast ahead of the Hokitika Wildfoods
Miss Beard had been travelling through the South Island on
her way to meet up with her fiance when she disappeared. Her
body was found under the Haast River Bridge 19 days later.
Roberts said one person who contacted her believed he'd seen
Miss Beard and a middle-aged man sitting in a car by the
Haast River before she went missing. He'd given her the car's
licence plate number.
Another member of the public had told her about somebody who
confessed to the murder in 1970 before being committed to a
She'd heard from somebody else who was also working on the
Roberts appealed to the public to come forward with any other
information they might have.
They could contact her by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- By Kim Fulton of the Westport News