Duo’s disappearance ‘suspicious’


An uncle and his nephew’s disappearance in Rotorua is completely out of character for the duo, their family says.
Raymond Fleet, 51, and his nephew James, 25, have not been seen since August 7.
James Fleet, who works as a roofer in Rotorua, was last seen about 6.30pm that day. A man knocked on the door of his grandmother’s house, where he was living, and he went to the door, according to the New Zealand Herald.
It is understood James Fleet left with the man.
His uncle went missing at or around the same time as his nephew.
Like James, Raymond left without his wallet, shoes and keys.
Raymond Fleet is Caucasian, of thin to medium build and is 175cm tall. He has a receding hairline, with short brown hair and a moustache. He has hazel-green eyes and has a tattoo of a bird on his back.
He usually works driving trucks. It is not known what clothes he might be wearing.
James Fleet is Caucasian, of medium build, with thick, wavy, dark-brown, shoulder-length hair.
He is 172cm tall, has hazel/grey eyes and has tattoos along his right arm of crossed rifles under a ‘Codys’ symbol and a dragon-looking tattoo down his right forearm to his hand.
He was last seen wearing a dark-coloured hoodie and grey trackpants.
Detective senior sergeant Mark Van Kempen says the matter is being treated as suspicious.
“Their disappearance is completely out of character for both of them,” he said.
“Their family are distraught and do not have any reason to believe Raymond or James would willingly leave.
“Since they were last seen at home on August 7, there has been no communication from either.
“We remain concerned for their wellbeing as there have been no sightings of them.” NZN

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