Melissa Neale

 

 

 

Age: 41

 

Summary: operations manager for the artworks retail store Real Aotearoa as part of an affiliate company of New Zealand Post with shops in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch who was among one of more than 300 New Zealand nationals reported missing and feared dead following the devastating 6.3-magnitude earthquake in New Zealand that killed at least 166 people and seriously injured over 1,500+ others including her elderly mother Margaret Neale during a series of massive aftershocks occurring nearly six months after the September 2010 Canterbury earthquake, which caused  major widespread damage across the central Canterbury region in New Zealand's second-most populous city and its eastern suburbs on the South Island becoming one of the nation's deadliest peacetime disasters in 80 years.

 

 

Cause of Death: Killed during an earthquake

 

Born: March 17, 1969

 

Died: February 22, 2011

 

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand