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New details released about Auckland man Atonio Finau, missing for almost six months


New particulars have been launched concerning the final recognized actions of an Auckland man lacking for nearly six months.

In an episode of Ten 7 Aotearoa on Thursday evening, police revealed Atonio Finau, 65, who was final seen on the New Lynn bus depot in West Auckland on November 16, had backed his automotive right into a ditch at Laingholm seashore the day earlier than.

Police mentioned Finau needed to await his automotive to be towed from the seashore, so spent the evening sleeping tough within the space earlier than catching a bus to New Lynn.

When Finau arrived in New Lynn, he purchased objects from the comfort retailer Station Mart. This was the final time he was sighted.

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Finau’s son Anthony Finau, who lives abroad, advised Ten 7 he had no concept why his dad was in West Auckland when he lived in Ōtāhuhu, south Auckland.

CCTV shows Finau was wearing sunglasses and a hat when he was last seen.

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CCTV reveals Finau was carrying sun shades and a hat when he was final seen.

Anthony Finau mentioned his dad was a “typical Samoan dad” who spoke poor English and at all times tried to make the individuals round him pleased.

“He at all times caught by his routine, he’d buy groceries, to church and see family and friends.

“Not a minute goes by that I don’t consider him.”

Finau’s son urged anybody with data to contact the police.

Atonio Finau, 65, has not been seen since November 16.

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Atonio Finau, 65, has not been seen since November 16.

Earlier, police launched CCTV of Finau on the bus depot.

They mentioned he had left his black Nissan Murano SUV/wagon within the Laingholm space.

Within the weeks following Finau’s disappearance, detective sergeant Rob Kerr mentioned the investigation had been made difficult by the period of time that handed between when Finau disappeared and when he was reported lacking in early December.

“There’s nothing to point that foul play is concerned, nevertheless on condition that there have been no confirmed sightings of Atonio after he was on the New Lynn bus depot, he might have travelled wherever and we aren’t in a position to give attention to one specific space.”

A police spokesperson mentioned police continued to enchantment for anybody with any data or doable sightings of Finau on or after November 16.

Anybody with data can contact police by calling 105.



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