Senior Sergeant Juliet Burgess of the Waikato District Command Centre, said 41 year old Waikato woman, Finnesse Endonia KAIRAU, has not been seen since leaving the Waikato Hospital’s Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre (HBC) yesterday with her sister.
She had been admitted to HBC on Monday.
“Police are concerned for Ms KAIRAU’S safety after numerous attempts to contact her and her family by our staff and HBC staff has been unsuccessful.
“We believe family members of Finnesse have assisted in her leaving the centre without the centre’s permission.
“Our officers have searched a number of locations in and around Hamilton and made a number of inquiries at addresses Finnesse has links to,” said Ms Burgess.
When last seen Finnesse was wearing a black polar fleece sweatshirt and blue jeans. She is described as a fair skinned Maori, of thin build and long black hair.
“If you see someone who matches Finesse’s description please contact Police by ringing 111. Alternatively, anyone with information on her or her sister’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Waikato District Command Centre on 07 858 6200.”
Waikato District Health Board director of clinical services for mental health and addiction services, Dr Rees Tapsell said Finnesse needs to be back at Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre.
“We believe this was an orchestrated plan by Finnesse’s family to break her out. We’ve tried to contact the family and they are not answering any calls.
“She had no leave, she was not supposed to leave and we are appealing to Finnesse’s family to bring her back so we can provide the care she needs. We want to get her back, we’re very worried about her.”