Timoa Kokoria, 19, has been missing since July 24. - 22111512
Cook Islands Police have not answered questions about missing teenager Timoa Kokoria, 19, who disappeared on July 24 after he was dropped off at a Rutaki bus stop.
Kokoria was drinking before he went missing.
Both Kokoria’s parents have told Cook Islands
News their son’s lack of contact was unusual.
Cook Islands News was told Monday by a Police
spokesperson: “Police received a sighting report of this
person after the date he was reported missing. And was said to be okay.”
On Tuesday Cook Islands
News asked the Police when was the sighting, where was he reported to have been
seen, what a sighting report meant, and what they meant by, “And was said to be
The newspaper also asked
Police if the search had been called off.
A spokesperson said: “I'm not able
to confirm much as I'm waiting on info from the file. But I'm told the case has not been active for
Cook Islands News also asked if the public was notified
about Kokoria missing and what Police had done during the
Kokoria’s mother, Rakoake Teaitao on
Monday said nothing like this had ever happened before.
“If he went drinking with a friend he rings us, he contacts us,”
“If he’s gone to a friend he would tell us, he would let us
“We’re not sure whether he is still alive.”
Teaitao said she was not sure why he had not returned.
She said Kokoria could not have left
the country because his passport was still with her. Teaitao said that Kokoria also spent a lot of time on his phone but had not been seen
active on Facebook since he went missing.