New questions about the movements of John Beckenridge in the weeks before he snatched his stepson from school and disappeared have been raised after investigations by NZME News Service.
Authorities in Papua New Guinea – where Mr Beckenridge worked for several years as a helicopter pilot – say a man entered the country on a cruise ship in February using one of Mr Beckenridge’s known aliases – that of 61-year-old Australian passport holder John Locke.
An official with the Immigration and Citizenship Service Authority said a Mr Locke arrived at the port of Alotau in Milne Bay Province on a ship from Brisbane on February 17.
He had been due to leave Papua New Guinea by April 19 but there was no record of him having done so. He is viewed as an overstayer and authorities will investigate further.