MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Police – Police appeal for public’s help to locate missing 19 year old woman

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 – 2:57pm

Canterbury Police are appealing for the public’s help to locate 19 year old Torrie Amstad who last contacted her family on Monday 23 March 2015. 

She left her flat in Aranui at approximately 10pm last night and has not answered her phone or spoken to her friends or family since that time.  She is understood to have been driving her red 1984 Mitsubishi Mirage registration PQ9779 and may have her black and white Fox Terrier (called Paul) with her.

It is possible that Torrie may have gone to the Lincoln area late last night after leaving her flat.  However she could now be anywhere in the Christchurch and wider Canterbury area.

Torrie is described as slim, approximately 167cm (5’6”) tall with shoulder length hair and was last seen wearing grey track pants and black ballet flats. 

Canterbury Police and her family have concerns for her safety.  It is out of character for her to turn off her phone and not contact her family or friends.

Canterbury Police urge anyone who sees Torrie’s red Mitsubishi Mirage registration PQ9779, or Torrie or her dog to call 111 straight away.

Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.