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Appeal to locate man missing from the South Coast

Wednesday, 06 July 2022 12:55:01 PM

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from the state’s South Coast.

Peter Claux, aged 86, was reported missing after his vehicle – a 1991 maroon coloured Subaru sedan with NSW registration AHF 81P – was located parked in Widgeram Road, Bournda on Thursday 2 June 2022.

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

Police and family hold concerns for his welfare due to his age.

Peter is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 170cm tall, with a thin build and grey hair and brown eyes. He walks hunched over.

He is believed to be with his seven-year-old chocolate Labrador named Buddy and is believed to be in the Tura Beach area, near Widgeram Road, Bournda.

Following inquiries, police have received information that a vehicle described as a blue van, or a Winnebago type camper van with a blue and silver stripe was parked next Peter’s vehicle around the time he went missing.

Anyone with information about Peter’s whereabouts – including anyone who saw Peter’s vehicle or van parked in Widgeram Road, Bournda prior to 11.30am Wednesday 1 June 2022 – is urged to contact 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.