15 Mar 2017

Call for coronial inquiry into disappearance of woman off Cooks

From , 4:04 pm on 15 March 2017

A former Australian police inspector is calling for a coronial inquiry into the mysterious disappearance of a woman off the Cook Islands last August.

The woman was on a yacht called the Zangano, about 40 nautical miles off Rarotonga, when she went missing.

Cook Islands police have said they are investigating but have revealed no details.

Meanwhile they have allowed the man who was on the yacht, and who reported the woman's disappearance, to leave the country.  

This comes after he had tried to scuttle the yacht.

Rod Henderson, who is now a writer and a private investigator, told Don Wiseman he does not want the woman's disappearance to be forgotten about and ignored.

Police station in Rarotonga

Police station in Rarotonga Photo: RNZI / Mary Baines