The grey skirt found washed up beside Lake Wakatipu
yesterday. Photo by NZ Police.
Police searching for a missing woman are seeking
information about an item of clothing found washed up on the
Lake Wakatipu shoreline yesterday.
The grey, stone-washed Glassons-brand size 10 miniskirt was
found on rocks on the southern side of the Kelvin Heights
Police have been searching for missing Queenstown woman Renee
Lisa Barrett for the past week and wanted to know if anyone
had lost an item of clothing matching the description,
Detective Matt Jones, of Queenstown, said yesterday.
Ms Barrett (42) has not been seen since May 20 and her
vehicle was found unlocked and with the keys inside in Kelvin
Heights last Friday.
More than 30 police, Queenstown and Wanaka LandSAR members
and the Queenstown harbourmaster began searching Lake
Wakatipu, the Kawarau River and homes in Kelvin Heights that
Search teams checked the river to its confluence with the
Arrow River and went door to door in Kelvin Heights.
Police were anxious for information about Ms Barrett, who is
slim with long dark hair, Det Jones said.
''Ms Barrett has medical conditions and both police and
family members are concerned for her safety.''
Anyone with information is asked to contact Queenstown police
on (03) 441-1600.