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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Police are today announcing a reward of up to $20,000 for information about the disappearance of Christchurch man Richard Hinkley.

Richard was last seen at his home address in Madras Street, Edgeware on 25 December 2015.

He spoke with a family member around 7:30am and since then has not been seen, nor heard from.

His body has never been found and the fact that his disappearance is out of character, Police fear the circumstances of his disappearance are suspicious.

“Police have made extensive enquiries into the disappearance of Richard Hinkley but have been unable to provide his family with any definitive answer to what happened to him,” says Detective Inspector Scott Anderson.

“We have to keep an open mind however it is extremely odd that Richard has just disappeared.”

“He has not made contact with anyone in the past six years, his bank accounts haven’t been touched.”

“Someone out there either recognises this man or knows where he is, and our aim is to give his family the closure they deserve after such a long time.”

The reward will be paid for information or evidence which leads to Richard Hinkley’s location and/or the identity of any person or persons responsible for his disappearance.

The offer will remain in place until 31 January 2023.

Anyone with information is asked to call Police via 105 and quote 160210/8867.

Alternatively, you can call Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Issued by the Police Media Centre