Family appeal for information as search continues for missing man – Cooma

The family of a missing man missing from the state’s south, are appealing for information, as the search enters its fifth day.

John Locker – also known as Tony – was last seen on Culey Avenue, Cooma, about 1pm on Monday (29 April 2024).

Family reported 77-year-old John missing to the Monaro Police District that evening, with inquiries commencing to locate him.

Family are appealing for information, issuing a statement today.

“It’s with deep concern that we reach out to you, seeking your help in locating a cherished member of our family who has gone missing… Each passing day heightens our worry especially considering his (John’s) reliance on medication for his wellbeing.…We appeal to anyone who might have seen or heard something, regardless of how minor it may seem, to come forward and aid us in bringing Tony back home safely. Please contact the Cooma Police with any information you may have. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to the Monaro Police District, along with POLAir, the State Emergency Service, Rural Fire Service, NSW Marine Rescue, ACT Police, Westpac Rescue and the countless friends, family, and strangers who have dedicated their time and effort to help us search for dad. We thank all the landowners that have taken the time to search their properties over the last week. Please help us bring dad home, as we fear that time is running out.”

Police are reminding homeowners to check their properties and out buildings in and around Cooma including sheds and other structures for any sign of John.

John is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 180cm-190cm tall, about 80kg-90kg, of medium build, with short white and grey hair, and brown eyes and may be travelling with his dog, a black and white Border Collie named Sophie, wearing a blue collar.

John is known to frequent the following areas, Carlaminda, Buckenderra, Berridale, Cooma, Numerella, Bobundra, Jindabyne, Adaminaby, and Old Adaminaby.

Police are exploring numerous lines of inquiry, one being John may have travelled across the border into Victoria, in a 1997-model two-door Toyota Hilux single-cab tabletop which is white with a green stripe up the side, NSW registration WKR 789.

Anyone with information into John’s whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

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