Christchurch - Missing Person
Short description: Missing Person:
John Chapman, a 65 year old male who
suffers from Dementia.
Has been missing since 1 pm Sunday
6 January 2013 from the
He was last
seen wearing a blue polo shirt and dark shorts.
He is a
male Caucasian, 187 cm tall with short brown/grey hair.
He may possibly head to Linwood, Bromley or Hurunui
Any sightings please contact Christchurch Police
Comms on 3637400
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