Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Police hunt for clues to Leo's disappearance relentless

Police hunt for clues to Leo's disappearance relentless

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 - 9:42am


As the fourth anniversary of the disappearance of Nelson man Leo Lipp-Neighbours approaches Police are continuing to investigate information being received from the public.

Leo was last seen on January 24, 2010 and after an extensive review of the investigation last year Police have come to the conclusion that his disappearance is the result of foul play.

In the last week Police have executed two search warrants on addresses in Marlborough and have searched a third Marlborough address by consent of the occupants as a result of information received.

Those searches did not unearth anything to link the occupants to Leo, however computers have been seized from one of the addresses for further examination.

Head of the investigation Detective Sergeant Mark Kaveney said since 2010 Police had received a wide range of information and had searched a number of properties and spoken with a lot of people.

"Last week's searches were a continuation of the investigative work we have undertaken over the last four years and were similar to a number of other searches we have conducted."

To date, no conclusive evidence has been found to indicate where Leo or his distinctive orange Toyota station wagon may be.

Detective Sergeant Kaveney said Police were not giving up hope of finding Leo.

"We know that someone out there knows something. I just hope their conscience gets the better of them sooner rather than later and they come forward with that information."

Detective Sergeant Kaveney said Police remained in contact with Leo's parents and would dearly love to bring the investigation to a conclusion for their sake.

Anyone with information that may be relevant to Leo's disappearance should contact Nelson Police, Ph 03 546 3840.,

Information can also be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

A $50,000 Crimestoppers reward remains active.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Gordon Campbell: On John Key’s Trip To Iraq

In the embedded press coverage on this trip, the absence so far of any evaluation of the wider context of what New Zealand thinks it is doing at Camp Taji has been striking. More>>


Labour: Parata Puts Brakes On Charter School Appraisal

“When the Ministry of Education recommended they compare the achievements of children at charter schools to those of their counterparts at state schools, the documents show Hekia Parata specifically prohibited them from doing so." More>>


Bad Day For Universities: Gun, Bomb Threats On Three Campuses

Dunedin Police are continuing their investigation into the threat made against the University of Otago. Staff are following a number of lines of inquiry, and police are working to verify the authenticity and source of the post. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Deal Reached In Atlanta

Yes, the TPP has helped to knock a few points off the tariffs facing our exporters. Yet some of those alleged dollar gains may well have been made regardless over time – and without the negative baggage of the concessions in the non-trade areas (intellectual property, copyright extensions, investor-state dispute mechanisms etc) that the TPP deal also brings in its wake. More>> (Cartoon by Dave Wolland)

Public Summaries:


Wellington.Scoop: Serco – First The Prisons, And Now It Wants To Run The Trains

As the government continues its inquiry into Serco’s discredited administration of Mt Eden prison in Auckland, here in Wellington there’s further scrutiny of the British outsourcing company – because it’s competing to take over the running of our commuter trains. More>>


Pre-Signing: Gordon Campbell On The TPP Countdown

To date, the Key government has been unwilling to share any information about this TPP deal until it is too late for outraged public opinion to affect the outcome... the disclosure process is likely to consist of a similarly skewed and careful exercise in spin. More>>


Australia Deportations: English Relaxed On Immigration Centre Conditions

Labour's Annette King: “There have been numerous reports from inside these detention centres on just how bad conditions are... If they were being held in any other foreign jail, I imagine Mr English would be somewhat concerned. More>>


Schools: Achievement-Based Funding Would Be A Disaster

The Education Minister’s speech to the PPTA Conference raising the spectre of achievement data driving a new funding system would be disastrous, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More>>

  • Video Out-Link - PPTA Annual Conference 2015 on Livestream (Q+A dicussion suggests funding would be directed to less successful schools.)

  • ALSO:

    ECE Report:

    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news