Body Found Longwood Forestry Block

May 21, 2020
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Southland Police have located a body in the Longwood Forestry block.
The body is believed to be missing man Dale Watene.

Mr Watene, 40, went missing on Thursday 16 April from Otautau and has not
been seen since.

A post mortem is set to go ahead tomorrow and a formal identification process
is being undertaken.

We will have a clearer understanding of the circumstances once the post
mortem has been completed.

Police wish to offer their condolences to Mr Watene’s family and friends.

Victim Support is working closely with Mr Watene’s family and providing them
with support.

Anyone with information in relation to this case is asked to please contact
D/Sgt Chris Lucy on 03 2110400.

Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800
555 111.

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