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Missing man found alive and well in WGN

Wed 3 Oct 2007 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Hastings man Cameron Dormer, whose mysterious disappearance at the weekend created a search spanning much of the North Island, has been found alive and well in a Wellington motel. Dormer, 25, left his Hastings home he shared with his long-term partner Clinton on Saturday afternoon to get takeaways and never returned. He was seen on a bus travelling from New Plymouth to Wellington on Sunday and police this evening confirmed he had been found in a Wellington motel. When police arrived at the motel, he jumped out a window and ran into the grounds of a nearby school, reports the NZ Herald. He is currently being spoken to by police at Wellington Central police station. Police have also been speaking with a man in New Plymouth about Dormer's disappearance. He provided police with information about Dormer's whereabouts in Wellington. Police are considering charges against that man. Dormer's partner Clinton Hughes earlier told the Herald earlier this week that he was seriously worried when he saw Dormer's burned-out car on the TV news. He said his partner had disappeared for brief periods before when they had arguments, but never without contacting him or other family members. Dormer runs a web-based communications company but had no enemies that Hughes knew of and had never experienced anti-gay sentiment in Hastings. Hughes was reluctant to be photographed by the Herald, only allowing a silhouetted picture, saying Dormer was a "very, very private person" who would not like to see his partner's face in the newspapers. He said they lived a quiet life - "we were like husband and wife. We'd stay home and watch movies" - but had shared a close bond since meeting on the internet. "He knows me better than anybody. He's my life." The NZ Herald story continues on the link below.     Ref: NZ Herald (m)

Credit: News Staff

First published: Wednesday, 3rd October 2007 - 10:22pm

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