Discovery of man’s body linked to missing person

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Apr 17, 2023 |

The discovery of a man’s body found at a North Canterbury house is thought to be linked to a missing person.

41-year-old Richard Leman has been missing for 7 days.

Police issued a statement this morning saying a body was found at a Rangiora house.

“Police were called to the Tyler Street address at 7.40pm yesterday,” a spokesperson said.

“The person’s death is currently being treated as unexplained and a scene guard was in place overnight.”

“Tyler Street residents can expect to see a continued police presence today as officers conduct further inquiries.”

A car owned by Leman, was has been found at the address of the unexplained death.

Photos posted to social media

In a Give A Little page, Leman’s sister Nicola said Richard was last seen at the Lilly Brook Shops in Rangiora 8.20pm Tuesday 11th April.

There had been no new sightings to date. No contact with family or friends.

She said “he may look rough and tough but he is a big baby at heart and a mummy’s boy, he loves his 3 sons, they mean the world to him as does his Mum and Dad, brother, sisters, nieces and nephews.”

The sister said “our little brother Richard has the kindest heart, loves his children, loves his family and would do anything to help others. We just want him home.”

“We couldn’t just sit and do nothing. We have taken on the search and any and all information we are providing to the police, but as we all know the Police are under-resourced.”

“So we are following up on possible sightings from our social media posts, putting out flyers, and searching daily. We also need to cover his personal costs until he is found.

We realise that times are tough so even a share of this page is so greatly appreciated.”

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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