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    New Zealand - Michael Zhao-Beckenridge, 11, Invercargill, 13 March 2015

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    Missing Boy Presumed Victim Of An Apparent Murder-Suicide
    The submerged wreck of a car linked to missing schoolboy Michael Zhao-Beckenridge and his estranged stepfather John Beckenridge has still not been recovered as police wait out wild sea conditions.
    The 11-year-old boy disappeared from his Invercargill school after Mr Beckenridge picked him up on March 13.

    At the time Mr Beckenridge had a parental order in place against him. Mr Barkley said officers were still working through information it has received from the public.

    "They are working through a number of different inquiries," he said.

    Police have carried out land searches and inquiries into where the pair might be.

    Michael left James Hargest College's junior campus during a lunch break with his stepfather.

    The school's principal Andrew Wood said it was "perfectly possible" for a student to leave the school unnoticed.
    Read more here - http://www.odt.co.nz/regions/southla...t-car-recovery
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    The car has finally been recovered from the sea after a very difficult operation but police are refusing to say if any bodies or evidence were found inside.

    http://www.odt.co.nz/regions/south-o...ed-missing-boy
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    Police refusing to release any findings into recovered car
    Thu, 14 May 2015
    http://www.odt.co.nz/video/regions/s...-recovered-car
    "We won't be commenting on anything until the final report is in. It takes as long as it takes and we just have to wait it out, Mr Barclay said.

    "As soon as we get the results and the family have been taken through them, then we'll make the release to the public."

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    Missing boy case: Sightings reported 'across New Zealand'
    9:32 AM Wednesday Jun 3, 2015

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    Detectives working on the mysterious disappearance of John Beckenridge and his step-son have received tip-offs from the public that the pair might be hiding out in New Zealand.

    Mr Beckenridge's blue Volkswagen Touareg was found at the bottom of an 88m cliff near Curio Bay. Their bodies have not been found. Police are now treating it as a missing persons case.

    Interpol is on high alert and some of Mr Beckenridge's friends believe he has faked their deaths and is hiding out in either New Zealand or abroad.

    Over the past week, police have received calls from the public about possible sightings of the pair "across New Zealand". However, each sighting has been ruled out by officers who checked out the leads, Southland area commander Inspector Kelvin Lloyd said.

    "Police are continuing to assess the information we currently have and looking at what further enquiry can be made," he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyseven View Post
    Missing boy case: Sightings reported 'across New Zealand'
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    Oh how I hope this is true!!!

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    Oh wow, I didn't expect this at all.
    Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

    "When from a long distant past nothing persists, after the people are dead, after things are broken and scattered, still alone, more persistent, more faithful, the smell and taste of things remain poised a long, long time like souls, ready to remind us, waiting, hoping for their moment amid the ruins of all the rest, and bear unfaltering in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence the vast structure of recollection."

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    Man entered PNG using John Beckenridge alias in weeks before stepson abducted
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    New questions about the movements of John Beckenridge in the weeks before he snatched his stepson from school and disappeared have been raised after investigations by NZME News Service.

    Authorities in Papua New Guinea, where Mr Beckenridge worked for several years as a helicopter pilot, say a man entered the country on a cruise ship in February using one of Mr Beckenridge's known aliases - that of 61-year-old Australian passport holder John Locke.

    An official with the Immigration and Citizenship Service Authority said a Mr Locke arrived at the port of Alotau in Milne Bay Province on a ship from Brisbane on February 17.

    He had been due to leave Papua New Guinea by April 19 but there was no record of him having done so. He is viewed as an overstayer and authorities will investigate further.

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    From last month:

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-tim...thland-in-2015

    In March, the case of a missing James Hargest College student and his stepfather baffled authorities. John Beckenridge, 64, and his 11-year-old stepson Mike Zhao-Beckenridge went missing on March 13. Later, John Beckenridge's dark-blue Volkswagen Touareg was found to have been driven off an 88m cliff near Curio Bay.

    The disappearance sparked a nation-wide search, but the pair were not found despite several alleged sightings, including in Southland.

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    Very interesting case this one. Just up the road from me and people still believe they're alive. There where sightings and he had the means to get away.

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    Almost a year and Mum thinks they're still alive
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crim...ge-disappeared


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    http://www.odt.co.nz/news/queenstown...own-house-sold

    Real estate agent Brendan Quill said the property at Lake Hayes Estate was sold at auction today for $160,000 more than its listed capital value. He was not permitted to name the buyer...

    Fairfax Media reported that funds from the sale are likely to be held in a trust until Mr Beckenridge is declared dead or other legal action is taken.

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    Police working with overseas associates to track missing man John Beckenridge

    http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/cri...n-beckenridge/

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    Two years after he's gone missing a child recovery expert thinks they snuck out of the country. While police thinks they never left the Catlins.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=11887508

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijayne View Post
    Two years after he's gone missing a child recovery expert thinks they snuck out of the country. While police thinks they never left the Catlins.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=11887508
    My bet is they are, or were, hiding out in Oz with the intention of putting down roots in Indonesia.

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