Family of missing student Laurence Wu offers $200,000 reward

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Guoquan (Laurence) Wu has been missing since March 10. His family are urging the public for any information on his disappearance.

A $200,000 reward is on the table for anyone who can provide information that leads to Laurence Wu being found. 

The 22-year-old Auckland University student went missing almost three months ago

His family travelled from China to Auckland to help with the search, returning home at the beginning of May not knowing if he was dead or alive.

Now they have offered a reward for anyone who finds him or his body, or who can provide information that will lead police to him.

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His brother Lucas Wu said his family had faced "the most difficult, toughest and painful times" since his disappearance. 

Laurence Wu, also known as Guoquan, was last seen at St Lukes Liquor Centre in central Auckland on March 10 and, according to a friend, his ex-girlfriend was the last person to have spoken to him.

Laurence is described by his family as "a happy one"
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Laurence is described by his family as "a happy one"

His car was later found at West Auckland's Piha Beach, where his phone was also last used. 

The search for him took place over land, sea and air, with his family hiring a helicopter and boat to help. 

They were hoping the reward would lead to the closure they desired, Lucas Wu said. 

The money came from the family, he said, and had not been donated by police or any third party.

Laurence Wu's family have offered a $200,000 reward for any information that leads to him being found.
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Laurence Wu's family have offered a $200,000 reward for any information that leads to him being found.

Talking to Stuff in March, Lucas described his brother as "a happy one, funny - a little bit".

"He loved New Zealand very much," he said. 

Wu and his siblings were sent to New Zealand by their father to study in 2012. They all lived together while he attended Mount Albert Grammar.

He was set to graduate with a degree in computer science this year.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Sergeant Tania Kingi on 021 191 0895.

Anyone wanting to speak to someone in Mandarin was asked to phone Justin Zeng on 021 191 0463.

Information could also be provided anonymously through the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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