Concern grows for Hong Kong tourist

01:40, Sep 03 2014
Kwei Ying Wong
QUEENSTOWN: Kwei Ying Wong was last seen in Camp St.

A Hong Kong woman has gone missing while on holiday in Queenstown, police said today.

Detective sergeant Brian Cameron, of Queenstown, appealed for any sighting of 63-year-old Chinese national Kwei Ying Wong, who has not been seen since the afternoon of August 22.

Wong, also known as Joyce, arrived in the resort on August 18 and was due to fly home to Hong Kong on August 23.

Kwei Ying Wong
MISSING: Kwei Ying Wong, 63, of Hong Kong.

Cameron said: "Joyce's family, who all live overseas, are understandably very worried about her and are also appealing for help from the public".

She was last seen in Camp St outside a shopping centre, O'Connell's Mall, at 2.35pm.

She was wearing a knee length purple puffer style coat with a light coloured top underneath, dark coloured leggings, or tights, and black calf length, flat sole boots. She was also carrying a green daypack.

Cameron said police want to speak to anyone who remembered talking to Wong or anyone who saw her in Queenstown on, or after, August 22.

Police have released photographs of the missing woman taken on the day of her disappearance as well as a recent photograph and hope the public appeal jogs someone's memory.

To talk to Queenstown police call 03 441 1625, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


The Southland Times