Search continues for missing 11-year-old
Since when was a “suspected” breach of a parenting order a nationwide witch hunt?
Police say they have had no new leads in the search for an 11-year-old boy from Invercargill, missing since March 13.
Southland police are asking that everyone nationwide keep an eye out for the boy as he could be anywhere.
Detective Sergeant Mark McCloy of Invercargill said Mike Zhao-Beckenridge is believed to have left his Invercargill school at lunch time on Friday, and was not waiting for his mother at 3pm.
Police believe he is with his estranged step-father, John Beckenridge, 64, also known as John Robert Lundh, Knut Goran Roland Lundh, or John Bradford.
Beckenridge’s contact with the boy would be in breach of a parenting order, McCloy said.
Police said the pair were thought to be travelling in a dark blue Volkswagen Touareg, registration DUY263, and could be anywhere in New Zealand.
Mike is 1.65cm tall, and of solid build, and Beckenridge is 1.75m tall, medium build, McCloy said.
Anyone who has seen either Mike or Beckenridge should contact police immediately, he said.
My son was taken to the west coast after the earthquakes and the police did nothing to attempt to find him, I did all the detective work for them and my son was ordered back to Christchurch with a court order, but it never made any sort of headlines. The police had no interest in finding them, a bailiff was sent to their address only after I insisted it was the right address with proof. (her parents address)
Looks like another female has got headlines / attention of the media.