William Tyrrell, Stephen Krech, Lawrence Walters, John Martin, Allan Bentley and Hazel Vidler - six people who vanished without a trace from the Mid Coast areas, in some cases decades ago.
This National Missing Persons Week (July 31 - August 6) is a time for police to reach out to the community to appeal for information for the hundreds of outstanding cases of people who have gone missing across Australia.
In 2021, more than 53,000 missing persons reports, about 145 a day, were made to police in Australia.
AFP Acting Assistant Commissioner Specialist Protective Command Jason Kennedy said Missing Persons Week was an annual week of action to raise awareness of the significant issues surrounding missing persons.
"Young, old, family members, and loved ones all from a range of cultures have one thing in common - the daily fears, hopes and endless questions they leave behind," he said.
"National Missing Persons Week is supported throughout the missing persons sector and within the broader community to bring much needed awareness and hopefully answers for those left behind."
The AFP's National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) is urging Australians to think of the people they love and ask what their life would be like without them this National Missing Persons Week.
Missing since: Friday, September 12, 2014
Last seen: Kendall NSW
Year of birth: 2011
Age now: 11
Reward offered: $1,000,000
William Tyrrell, who was aged three-years-old at the time of his disappearance, was last seen at his grandmother's home on Benaroon Drive at Kendall on the NSW Mid North Coast on Friday September 12, 2014.
He has not been seen since.
Detectives from the NSW Police Force's Homicide Squad are leading the investigation into William's disappearance.
If you have information that may assist police to locate William please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information can be provided anonymously and will be treated in the strictest confidence.
A $1 million reward for information that leads to the recovery of William Tyrrell was announced in 2016.
Missing since: Monday, April 26, 2021
Last seen: Tea Gardens - NSW
Year of birth: 1958
Age now: 63
Complexion: Light Brown
Allan Bentley was last seen alive at his residence on Pindimar Road, Pindimar NSW on the 26 April 2021. His vehicle was captured on CCTV exiting his property at 8:01 on Tuesday 27/04/2021.
Over the next couple of days Allan failed to turn up to assist with pre arranged maintenance work. A friend attended Allan's house on the 29 April 2021, however the Allan and his vehicle, registration UQG146-Holden Combo van were not at the house.
Neither Allan nor his vehicle have been seen again and there are concerns for the safety and welfare of Allan.
Anyone with information which may assist in locating the whereabouts of Allan BENTLEY is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Missing since: Monday, January 1, 1979
Last seen: Upper Lansdowne /Taree area
Year of birth: 1922
Age now: 99
Hair: Light brown
Hazel VIDLER was last seen around 1979-1980 in the Upper Lansdowne/Taree area. She has not been in communication with family or friends since. Hazel is described as 160 - 170cm tall, Caucasian, light brown hair, thin build and hazel coloured eyes.
Anyone with information which may assist in locating the whereabouts of Hazel is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Missing since: Sunday, May 8, 1983
Last seen: Hawks Nest, NSW
Year of birth: 1912
Age now: 110
Lawrence Herbert Walters was last seen when he was with his family, fishing off a reserve in Hawks Nest. He was making his way to nearby amenities and has not been seen or heard from since.
Anyone with information relating to the disappearance of Lawrence is urged to contact Crime stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Missing since: Sunday, July 14, 1996
Last seen: Barrington Tops NSW
Year of birth: 1932
Age now: 90
John Martin was last seen leaving his house in Jannali NSW in 1996 for a camping trip at Moon Flats with his brother. John failed to arrive at Moon Flats and has not been seen or made contact with family or friends since this time and there are grave concerns held for his welfare.
Missing since: Monday, June 13, 1994
Last seen: Hannam Vale, NSW
Year of birth: 1955
Age now: 67
Stephen Krech was reported missing on 16 June 1994. He was last seen leaving his sister's residence in Hannam Vale, NSW on 13 June 1994 in a Mitsubishi Magna. This vehicle was found near Wollongong, NSW on 16 June 1994. Stephen purchased a new vehicle with registration MEJ-384 on 17 June 1994 and this vehicle was located in January 1995 in a bushland near the township of Berri, SA. Personal papers in the name of Stephen Kretch were located nearby.
Missing since: Friday, September 3, 2004
Last seen: Willawarrin, NSW
Year of birth: 1985
Age now: 36
Hair: Light brown
Kylee-Ann Schaffer was last seen on September 11, 2004, when she attended a party at Willawarrin.
Kylee-Ann and some other guests stayed over-night. In the morning Kylee-Ann went for a walk in the bushland surrounding the residence. When Kylee-Ann did not return by midday friends became concerned for her safety and alerted authorities.
Kylee-Ann has not been seen or heard from since. If you have information that may assist police to locate Kylee-Ann, please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Missing since: Friday, September 8, 1989
Last seen: Wauchope, NSW
Year of birth: 1927
Age now: 95
Victor Noakes last contacted family on September 7, 1989, and was last seen at his home in Wauchope NSW.
Victor has not been seen or made contact with family or friends since this time and there are grave concerns held for her welfare.
If you have any information that may assist police to locate Victor please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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