Appeal to locate missing man - Riverina PD

Tuesday, 22 November 2022 03:36:27 PM

PLEASE NOTE: an image of the missing man will be posted to the NSW Police Force social media pages.

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from Queensland, who travelled to the NSW Riverina region.

William Swiggs, aged 89, was last known to be travelling from Gympie, Queensland on Monday 31 October 2022, headed for South Australia via Victoria.

Officers from Riverina Police District were notified and commenced inquiries into his whereabouts.

It’s believed he stopped in the Forbes area before refuelling at a service station on Hoskins Street, Temora, about 7.30am on Wednesday 2 November 2022.

William has not contacted family since.

Police and family hold serious concerns for his welfare due to his age and the time he has been missing.

William is described as Caucasian appearance, about 180cm-185cm tall, of medium-large build, fair complexion, grey hair and wears reading glasses.

He is believed to be travelling to Victoria in a 2002 silver Hyundai Lavita with Queensland registration 610 EZ4.

Anyone who may have seen or heard from William, or may know of his whereabouts, is urged to contact Temora Police Station on 6973 2860 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.