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Shane Edwards disappeared and not using a hint from his Tokoroa house on Might 14, leaving his companion and kids distraught and begging for his return.

Police are reviewing CCTV footage following studies of sightings of lacking Tokoroa man Shane Edwards in Auckland, Maketū, Waikaremoana and Tīrau.

The officer accountable for the case, Detective Sergeant Dave Whitecliffe-Davies, additionally stated Issues They’ve dominated out earlier reported sightings of Edwards at each Whakatāne and Rotorua.

Whitecliffe-Davies stated most of the reported sightings had been one-off claims and troublesome to confirm.

“We simply could not inform if they’re [Edwards] or not.”

* “Come house hun”: Tokoroa father Shane Edwards disappeared from his kitchen a month in the past


Tokoroa father Shane Edwards disappeared on Might 14th. “Please contact the police,” his companion Alvina Smith requested for info. “Something will assist. My boys want their father. I want him.” (This video was first revealed on June 16, 2022.)

He additionally warned that his look might have modified within the month since Edwards was final seen, with totally different facial hair or longer or shorter head hair.

He stated his message to anybody who believed that they had seen Edwards or thought they knew something of his whereabouts remained unchanged – contact police.

“Even when it is a small share likelihood,” he stated.

Edward’s disappearance on April 14 left his whānau and the police confused.

“It is very uncommon and that worries us a bit,” Whitecliffe-Davies stated final week.

“Completely nothing leads us to what may have occurred. Normally you get some form of angle. There’s normally some info, even when it is simply deceptive info.”

Issues additionally spoke to Alvina Smith, Edwards’ 18-year-old companion, who revealed how Edwards merely disappeared from their Tokoroa house and the devastating toll his disappearance had on each her and their 4 kids.

On the day Edwards disappeared, Smith was in her kids’s bed room and he had stated he would clear up lunch, she stated. When she went into the kitchen 20 to half-hour later, he was simply gone.

She stated it was completely out of character for him to vanish like that.

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Alvina Smith, companion of Shane Edwards. She sat down with Stuff final Thursday and revealed the toll his disappearance has had on her and her kids and requested anybody who might have seen him to contact police.

“He is father. No gangs, no medication, no psychological well being points. Not for Shane. He liked being with the boys, they meant the world to him,” she stated.

“He takes her to high school, wakes her up, makes lunch, adjustments her garments, helps me with breakfast. If one in every of them will get upset after faculty, they may deal with them on the dairy or take them to the rock path. It is enjoyable for them or for the park.”

She stated her 4 boys had been additionally struggling.

“You do not need to go to high school. They ask about him on a regular basis.”

“Our child all the time asks perhaps he is down right here, perhaps down there, perhaps we should always test right here. I’ve one other son who says, ‘Oh he is coming house quickly, mother, I miss him too’, I’ve to hearken to the identical tales each evening.”

The tribute to Smith can also be evident.

“I do not eat, I simply fear on a regular basis,” she stated.

“I counted [of the time]however after a month … it is each minute, each hour simply drags on.”

When requested what her message to Shane could be, Smith takes a second to get the phrases out.

“Come house honey. The boys miss you, all of us miss you.”

Anybody with info on Shane Edwards can name Whitecliffe-Davies 021 191 0875 or police 105 and police file quantity 220518/6338.

Data can be submitted anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 0800 555 111.

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