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Lisa Blakie, The 2nd Week Of The Inquiry - Police


As Christchurch Police enter the second week of the inquiry since Lisa Blakie’s body was discovered in the Porter River last Sunday morning, a picture is emerging of her last days.

Detective Inspector Rob Pope says that there is now a clearer picture,
of Lisa’s activities and movements, built up from many sources including a great response from the public.

“Many people have contacted the police inquiry team with excellent observations and these have been checked. We now feel we are certain enough to release many more details in a hope they will bring forward more sightings and information.”

Wednesday 2 February
12 noon – 12.30 Lisa catches a cab to Shell Yaldhurst. She is seen by several people to hitch a ride and get into an older browny/ beige, squarish shaped, four door saloon.

The driver was a male caucasian, 40-50’s, solid build with blondish hair

About 1pm A sighting of a young woman, similar to Lisa at the Springfield garage, in a browny/ beige car. She purchased a Bic Lighter here. She did not appear to indicate distress or concern.

2.30 –3.15pm Brindle dog similar to Kaos, Lisa’s dog, seen at the Kowai no 2 bridge lay-by, obviously running around `lost’. Picked up by two people and taken to the coast over a period of days.

Thursday 3 February and Saturday 5 February
A similar vehicle to the browny/ beige car seen at the Porter River lay-by. Matches description of vehicle at Shell/ Yaldhurst.

Sunday 6 February 10.30am
Lisa’s body was found in the Porter River near the lay-by. The post mortem reveals she died some time late Saturday night. Homicide inquiry commenced.

Thursday 10 February
Kaos seen running free and recovered by Police from a property near Charleston, south of Westport.

“We are obviously very keen to speak to the owner of the brown car,” says Rob POPE. “He has not come forward yet and identified himself to us.”

A quantity of Lisa’s property has been found but the larger items, the cream suitcase and the green kit bag, are still outstanding.

“As a result of extensive searching we have recovered some of Lisa’s personal possessions, the sort of personal things a young woman would carry in her handbag. Some was in the rubbish tin at the Kowai no 2 bridge lay-by. It appears to have been deposited later in the week as opposed to Wednesday. Lisa’s cell phone was recovered during searching in the vegetation along the roadside near the Kowai no 1 bridge on Friday. “

Mr Pope says Kaos’s story has gradually unfolded.

“It appears he was running near the Kowai River no 2 bridge, obviously lost and, as lost dogs often do, `looking for someone’. We’ve spoken to two people who picked the dog up and were responsible for taking it over to the coast with them, eventually leaving it near Charleston where we located it.”

The Inquiry team is trying to piece together where Lisa has been, what has been happening to her, since the last sighting on Wednesday 2 February and when her body was found. Especially of concern is the time between Wednesday 1pm and when the dog was seen running loose about 1.15 – 3.30pm later that afternoon.

“We don’t know where she has been over those three/ four days. We do not know if she ever made it over to Greymouth or the coast, or where she was, we need to fill in those pieces,” says Rob Pope.

“If anyone has seen anything, the car or a person, or Lisa, that could help us, we need to know. We still need the public to help us. Lisa was brutally killed and some one out there has the information we need to solve this case.”

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