Police investigating the disappearance of Wanganui man
Whitu Hansen, who is presumed dead, say they have received
considerable help from the public.
Detective Senior Sergeant Simon Harrison said the police had
received a dozen calls relating to sightings of the vehicle
Mr Hansen was last seen driving and "also of Mr Hansen
Mr Hansen, 48, has been missing since November 24 and armed
police searched a Linton, Palmerston North, property in
On Tuesday, they upgraded their investigation to a homicide
"The public can help us solve this homicide investigation,"
Mr Harrison said.
"If you know something, please contact police. You could have
that piece of information that could help us solve this crime
and bring much-needed relief to Mr Hansen's family."
Anyone with information should contact Detective Dave Wilson
06 213 9595 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
A man arrested during the search for Mr Hansen has appeared
in Palmerston North District Court, where a JP imposed
suppression orders relating to name, age, address and the
charges he faces.
He was remanded in custody to December 17.
- Wanganui Chronicle