Dorn Douglas Carl Marsters was last seen on the morning of Monday, March 21.walking along a road clad only in a pair of black shorts.
Inspector John Strickland of the Cook Islands Police Service said a missing person report was made to Aitutaki police the following day.
Local police conducted a search of the area where he was last seen, also covering all surrounding areas and other locations. A one-day island-wide search was conducted last Wednesday.
“Twenty-five men from the community volunteered their time to assist the Aitutaki police department, however (the search) was still unsuccessful,” says Strickland.
Family and friends of the missing man from all over the Pacific have launched a social media campaign pleading for any information that might help the search for Marsters.
Strickland said police were also doing “everything possible” to find Marsters, including sending an additional officer to Aitutaki to assist with the search.
“The only thing that can help us at this time is the information from the community,” says Strickland.
A further search is scheduled for this Thursday, this time covering the motu, reef and beaches.
Strickland said police were re-evaluating the case daily and would remain positive for a favourable outcome.
A big meitaki atupaka is extended to MP Teina Bishop for the sponsorship of fuel used in Thursday’s water search and to all those involved in looking for Marsters.
Anyone with information on Marsters’ whereabouts should contact Aitutaki police on 31015 or Rarotonga police on 22499.