Mon, 06 Jun 2011 6:15p.m.
By Janika ter Ellen
Police believe the disappearance of a Palmerston North man could be the result of foul play.
Forty-seven-year-old Brett Hall was last seen eight days ago at his isolated lifestyle block ? 20km north of Wanganui.
Mr Hall was building a house in hilly terrain and was last seen by a builder working on the property.
Senior Sergeant Darcy Forrester says ?the terrain is so dangerous and treacherous that anybody could go in there and fall down a bluff and be injured?
Mr Hall was reported missing last Tuesday ? two days after he was last seen.
He often drove to Parikino to work on the house he was planning to move to.
Mr Hall's Toyota Hilux is still at the property. Police want to hear from anyone who has seen it in the last two weeks.
LandSAR volunteers, with Police and specialist army searchers, have spent six days combing a 16 square-kilometre area around his property.
Wanganui police say Mr Hall left without locking his caravan door.
?It didn't look like he'd locked it and walked away, it was insecure and therefore we believe he may have been nearby,? says Mr Forrester.
They now admit Mr Hall could be the victim of foul play but will not go into detail.
The area is known for its Mongrel Mob presence but police say Mr Hall did not have gang connections.
Police are still treating this as a search and rescue but as more time passes their suspicions are growing.