View interactive

Trust helps families left behind

Peter Coop , went missing in 1989 aged 28. Photo / Supplied
Peter Coop , went missing in 1989 aged 28. Photo / Supplied

Diana Coop copes with the disappearance of her brother by helping others.

Peter Coop, then 28, vanished in 1989 after flying to Dunedin from his home in Auckland to attend a month-long postgraduate course for aspiring eye specialists.

A massive search failed to find him, and various sightings led nowhere.

The Coop family started an organisation called Family and Friends of Missing Persons Aotearoa, a charitable trust for support and education for those left behind.

"The family will be together at Christmas and Peter is never far from our thoughts, especially at this time of year," Diana said.

- Herald on Sunday

© Copyright 2014, APN New Zealand Limited

Assembled by: (static) on red akl_a5 at 20 Sep 2014 22:01:01 Processing Time: 244ms