Every year in New Zealand,8,000 people are reported missing and more than 60 die at the hands of violent offenders.
Of the missing more the half are found safe and well within the first two days and 95% within two weeks.
The majority of murders and homicides are also solved quickly.
But many Kiwi families are still in the dark about what happened to their loved ones and who is responsible for their death or disappearance.
Today the Herald looks back at some of the most high-profile unsolved murder and missing person files – all of which are still under active investigation by police but are for all intents and purposes ‘cold cases’.