3 Mar 2003

Authorities in American Samoa want to question eight people over man's disappearance

7:19 am on 3 March 2003

The authorities in American Samoa have issued orders to prevent eight people leaving the territory who are wanted for questioning over the disappearance of a 23 year old man.

Wyatt Bowles Jnr has been missing for over a week and his car was found, burnt out, at the bottom of a cliff in Vaitogi.

Three of the people on the list are US citizens, the others are American Samoans.

The Bowles family say they believe Wyatt Jnr dead.

Police say they suspect his disappearance is drugs related