Police investigating the homicide of Adrian Humphreys in Tāngarākau on 7 May are continuing to search for items of interest as the investigation progresses.
“Locals will have noticed that the Police National Dive Squad and specialist search teams have been in the area recently,” says Detective Senior Sergeant Gerard Bouterey.
“And while I can’t disclose what they were tasked with searching for, what I can say is we are making strong progress and we now have a clear understanding of what occurred.”
Police continue to keep Mr Humphreys’ family up to date with progress.
“Adrian’s sister Taresa has now returned home to the United Kingdom. His family are seeking justice and want those responsible held to account,” says Detective Senior Sergeant Bouterey.
“We hope to be able to advise them soon that we are at that stage.”
Police believe those involved in his death have told others about what happened.
“This is a large burden to bear, and we encourage those holding this information to come forward and speak with us,” says Detective Senior Sergeant Bouterey.
Anyone who can help is asked to call the dedicated phone number for this case, 0800 287 453.
Public statement f Adrian Humphreys’ sister Taresa
Adrian was a very special brother and son who embraced life to the full in all that he did. He was a very kind and caring person who would always put others first.
This has been a very distressing and difficult time for the family not knowing who did this and why this awful act occurred to Adrian in such a remote and we thought safe country.
We as a family reach out to those in New Zealand, who may know or who may have seen something, no matter how small, leading up to this horrendous act which took the life of my brother and my parents’ son.
We beg you to come forward and contact the Police as a matter of urgency, so that other families do not go through what we have. Hopefully preventing this from happening again and that Adrian did not die in vain without getting justice.