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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Geoff Baber, Auckland City West CIB:

Police continue to carry out enquiries to establish the circumstances around Cindy Li’s movements before she was located on Saturday morning.

She was located by Police alone inside a nearby address on Tranmere Road in a critical condition.

First aid was provided initially by Police staff prior to ambulance arrival where she was subsequently transported to hospital.

Cindy does not show any signs of physical injuries however she was extremely dehydrated at the time she was located.

She remains in a critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit at hospital.

The address she was located in was an address that was known to her and she had access to.

The address was unoccupied by the homeowner during the entire period Cindy was missing.

While Police are still working to piece together the full circumstances around Cindy’s movements, at this stage of our enquiries we do not currently suspect foul play or third party involvement in her disappearance.

We acknowledge and thank the local Sandringham community for their concern and assistance in this case.

An extensive effort went into locating Cindy including a significant amount of hours spent by search and rescue teams over a number of days, as well as an area canvas of nearby properties and enquiries with local residents.

We are relieved that Cindy has been located alive given the number of days she remained missing.

Our focus at this time is on Cindy’s recovery and her wellbeing.


Nick Baker/NZ Police