16 Jan 2023

Asher family farewells father found dead

From Summer Report, 7:41 am on 16 January 2023

The family of Michael Asher is still grieving the loss their father, who is believed to have died of a heart attack after he went missing on Christmas Day. The 73-year-old's body was found three days later, in bush in West Auckland. He was the father of Iraena Asher, who disappeared at Piha in 2004 and was never found. Sam Olley has been speaking to the Asher whanau, who say their perception of police has now changed since that loss, nearly 20 years ago.