Concerns over missing man's health
The family of a Christchurch man missing since February are desperate to know if he is safe, the man's mother says.
Twenty-six-year-old Daniel Wisely, known as Daniel P-W, was last seen in January and had not contacted his family since a text message exchange in February.
Senior Constable Mike Phillips said Wisely had not responded to further contact from his family, and his disappearance had "only just" been reported to police.
Wisely's relationship with his family was a ''fairly casual one'', but they had been making their own efforts to find him before now.
Wisely's mother, who wished not to be named as she works in a sensitive environment, said the family were "just desperate to hear he's OK".
"He's an absolutely loving, gentle person and we love him very much," she said.
"He's a wonderful son and we just want to hear he's safe."
Phillips said police held concerns for Wisely's health, but he would not elaborate on the nature of the concerns.
Wisely was a marketing graduate and had worked ''from time to time'', but was not working at the time he was last seen.
Before his disappearance, he had discussed moving to Dunedin to take up further study, but had not enrolled in any courses and it was possible he could be anywhere in the South Island, Phillips said.
''We're keeping it really open.''
Wisely's disappearance was a ''complete mystery'' and police would be reviewing his phone and bank records, Phillips said.
''He was a bit of a private person, a very private person . . . a bit of a free spirit.''
Wisely was described as European, of slim to medium build with short brown hair, and about 183cm tall (6 feet).
He was last seen with his white 1996 Nissan Sunny car, with the registration number BLJ343.
Anyone with information on Wisely or his vehicle was asked to call Christchurch police on 03 363 7400.