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Appeal to locate missing boy from Coonamble

Wednesday, 21 September 2022 04:28:21 PM

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a missing boy from Coonamble.

Max Turnbull, aged 12, was last seen boarding a bus in Coonamble and travelling to Dubbo on Sunday 18 September 2022, and has not contacted family since.

Officers attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District and Auburn Police Area Command were notified and have commenced inquiries to locate him.

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

Max is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, approximately 130cm tall, of thin build, with black hair.

It's believed Max may have travelled on the XPT to Sydney, and police have received an unconfirmed sighting of the boy at Strathfield Station at 8.40pm on the same day.


Anyone with information into Max’s whereabouts is urged to contact Auburn Police on (02) 9646 8699 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.