Source: New Zealand Police – Press Release/Statement:

Headline: Murder accused on the run

Friday, 6 March 2015 – 12:35pm

Murder accused, 17  year-old Beauen Wallace-Loretz, was last night assisted by an associate to leave his Avondale bail address after disconnecting his electronic bracelet.

Auckland City Police have been making inquiries as to his whereabouts since being notified by the security company that monitors electronic bailees that he absconded shortly before 11pm last night.

Police have notified the family of 54 year-old Ihaia Gillman-Harris, the man Wallace-Loretz is accused of murdering in Epsom on December 27 last year, of last night’s events.

Police are appealing for any information about Wallace-Loretz who is described as a thin Maori, about 164cm tall [see attached photo].

Anyone with information should contact Police on 111. Wallace-Loretz is considered dangerous and should not be approached by members of the public.

Any associates who may be continuing to assist Beauen Wallace-Loretz are strongly advised to think again as they too will face criminal charges if they harbour the accused.        

Issued by Noreen Hegarty

Auckland City Police Communications Manager

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