Brother joins hunt for sister
A man who hasn’t seen his sister for 13 years is now desperately trying to find her, after discovering she’s gone missing.
Daniel Love is helping to search for his younger sister Shoshone Anne-Marie Love, 18, who only arrived in Auckland with her caregiver last Thursday and went missing the next day.
Shoshone has the intellectual age of a seven-year-old and left the Avondale house where she was staying without any personal possessions, money or any means of contacting her family.
Police spokeswoman Noreen Hegarty says there are serious concerns for her safety and well-being.
Daniel says the pair were split up when they were put into foster care 13 years ago and his sister was living in Wellington and Christ-church while he stayed in Auckland.
He didn’t even know she’d come to Auckland until the police called to say she’d gone missing.
“I think she wanted to come to Auckland because she wanted to see me.
“I’m worried about her and really miss her and want to see her.”
The music producer has cut back on his work so he can help search for Shoshone and has put the alert out through social networking websites Bebo and Facebook, as well as emailing friends and contacts.
He has also given out photographs in case someone recognises her.
“A lot of people are supporting me at the moment. I don’t know why she would do that.”
Shoshone left the Avondale address in the early hours of the morning and doesn’t know her way around Auckland.
She is Maori, 1.5 metres tall with a solid build and brown medium-length hair with a blonde fringe.
When she was last seen she was wearing grey checked pants, a white singlet and a grey zipped hoodie with a red pattern on the back and a front panel.
She was barefoot when she left the Avondale address.
Anyone with information on Shoshone’s whereabouts can contact constable Julia Bixley at the Avondale enquiry section on 820-5701 or 027-2434214.
Missing: Police are searching for Shoshone Love who went missing from Avondale last week.