Body could be that of missing man

Last updated 08:22 03/03/2014

Relevant offers

Hutt Valley

Girls injured when car crashes into shop Rata Teiri jailed 4.5 years for using partner's inheritance 'till the funds ran out' Two chief executives again for Wairarapa, Hutt Valley DHBs Medical specialists say privatising lab services lack robust financial analysis Raffling off destruction: Chance to drive in demolition derby up for grabs Bowls club kills plan for covered eight-rink green in Upper Hutt Hutt Hospital ED: A night of controlled chaos Man to face murder charge over Upper Hutt stabbing New classrooms for leaky Stokes Valley school Future of Seaview Marina under review

DNA testing will be needed to confirm if a body found in the Lower Hutt suburb of Naenae could is that of a missing 55-year-old man.

The body was found in bush behind Wilcox Grove, Naenae at 3.40pm yesterday.

Acting Senior Sergeant Nick Thom said police suspected the body may be that of Lesley Kreibel, a 55-year-old autistic man reported missing in November 2013.Mr Kreibel's family have been informed of the discovery.

Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Thornton said DNA testing would be needed to confirm the identity of the body. Testing would take about a fortnight.

Mr Kreibel went missing from his home in Crawford Gr, Naenae in November last year.

He was last seen wearing three-quarter length blue shorts, a brown jersey and sandals.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Special offers
Opinion poll

How many coffees do you have a day?

5 or even more

3-4

2

1

Anything from 1-5.

Don't touch the stuff.

Vote Result

Related story: Coffee as we know it at risk of dying

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content