First off I am not Knocking NZ police but there are good and bad decision's made in every force.
I recently heard a story about a young woman (early 30's) from England whom was on a working holiday in New Zealand, not unusual many of us have
relatives there since most New Zealanders have British ancestry.
Now this young lady by the name of Stephanie Simpson had told her friends that she was going hiking in advance and had set off for a scenic region of
the country, she was fairly experienced and very physically fit according to the police so was unlikely to make a rash mistake but after setting of
her family had not heard from her and she had not turned up for work as she was working as a gardener so people began to become concerned.
According to the Media her body was found some day's later AFTER a Back Pack and HIKING BOOT's thought to be Her's were found nearby.
Have you ever tried to pull a hiking boot off - you have to unlace the thing first.
She could have gone for a swim if the weather was hot and gotten into difficulty BUT the police stressed that the terrain was difficult and thanked
everyone that had helped in the search - in other words DIFFICULT TO PROPERLY INVESTIGATE.
Here is the story.
Sorry MSN is a pain that link did not work here is a BBC link.
Now if this was an accident it is tragic, a beautiful young woman has lost her life BUT if this was a murder it was heinous and the police have left
a potential repeat offender out there somewhere to attack again as well as denying this young lady and her family as well as there own local NZ
I just feel that there is something off about this case, it does not feel like a suicide or accident to me for some reason and just smell's if I may
use that term very bad to my senses.
Just a clarification, an experienced hiker put's there boot's on properly so they don't tend to wash off even if you do fall into a river, that
sound's more like someone shoved her boot's back on and dumped her into the water.
I do hope I am wrong and if so apologize unreservedly to the NZ police but like I say I just FEEL there is something very off about this case, I know
the terrain is difficult but this need's a proper forensic investigation.
edit on 14-2-2020 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)