Family reinforces call for help in locating LA Tukerangi

  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty

The mother of LA Tukerangi has reinforced her call for help in locating her daughter on Facebook after the 15 year old contacted her mother and sister telling them she was being held against her will on Saturday.

LA's family claim she was taken by 36 year old Dean Wayne Whakatau who Police say was spotted with her in Rotorua on Sunday.

Police and the family of LA Tukerangi are extremely concerned for her safety and are pleading for anyone who may have seen her or Whakatau to contact the Police immediately.

Police say a Warrant To Arrest has been issued for Whakatau for breaching his release conditions and the public have been warned not to approach him.

Whakatau is 170 cm tall of solid build and has two missing front teeth.