Auckland

Police continue to appeal for sightings of missing Auckland student

Wednesday, 3 April 2019 – 11:35am

Please attribute to Sergeant Tania Kingi, Auckland City Police 

Police are continuing their enquiries into the disappearance of Auckland student Guoquan Wu, and are asking anyone with information to come forward.

The 22-year-old, who is also known as Laurence Wu, has been missing for over three weeks. He was last seen about 1.40pm on Sunday March 10, 2019 on Sainsbury Road in St Lukes.

His car was found two days later on Tuesday March 12, at Piha Beach car park, following an extensive aerial and ground search.

A number of police staff have been working tirelessly to locate Laurence, and multiple searches have been conducted in and around the Piha area by air and on foot. 

Police have been supported by the local surf lifesaving clubs who have helped with searching, and volunteers have given their time freely.  

Sergeant Tania Kingi says Police are still appealing for sightings of Mr Wu. 

“We are doing everything we can to find him. We also want to find his missing iPhone X, which data shows was last used in the Piha area. This may help us with our enquiries to locate him.” 

CCTV footage shows he was wearing long black/charcoal coloured pants, a grey plain t-shirt and a green jacket and possibly wearing white Adidas shoes, with black stripes, on the day he went missing. 

Police are working closely with his family.

“As you can understand his family are incredibly worried about him, and this has been a very trying time for them. They want to know what has happened to their son and we would like the public’s help, to help us give them answers.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Sergeant Tania Kingi on 0211910895, or if you would like to speak to someone in Mandarin, please contact Justin Zeng on 0211910463.

Information can also be provided anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

ENDS

Adriana Weber/NZ Police