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Missing Persons Week - Renewed appeal following disappearance of Alexander Schlack

Friday, 06 August 2021 04:19:34 AM

Police are renewing their appeal for information, as part of Missing Persons Week, to help locate a man who went missing from the state’s north-west earlier this year.


Alexander Schlack, aged 48, was last seen at a hospital on Dean Street, North Tamworth, about midday on Monday 24 May 2021.

Later that day he was reported missing to officers by family from Oxley Police District, who subsequently commenced an investigation to locate him.

Following inquiries and a review of CCTV, police identified that Mr Schlack had been to Marius Street, Tamworth, just before 5.45pm the same day.

As investigations continue to locate Mr Schlack, police are renewing their appeal to the community to come forward with any information that may assist officers.

Mr Schlack is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 185cm tall, with a thin build, brown/grey hair and unshaven.

CCTV images depict him wearing a light brown corduroy long sleeve shirt, black pants and a black puffer jacket.

He is known to have connections in Agnes Water and Cairns in Queensland and Darwin in the Northern Territory.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott said police are making every effort to find Mr Schlack, with inquiries stretching interstate.

“I know local police have had great support from the local community, and they’ve made strenuous efforts to find Alexander,” Mr Elliott said.

“I urge everyone in the state’s Western Region to look at the images of Alexander that police are sharing and try to remember if you’ve seen him or had contact with him – any information may assist.”

Oxley Police District Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Jason Darcy, said Alexander’s disappearance is out of character and police have serious concerns for his welfare due to a medical condition.

“NSW Police thoroughly investigate every missing person report that we receive, and we recognise that to have a loved one go missing can have a devastating impact on family, friends and the wider community,” Det Insp Darcy said.

“As part of Missing Persons Week, detectives are renewing their appeal to the community today to help police find Alexander, so we may reunite him with his family.

“Information from the public – no matter how big or small – can be crucial in helping police with their ongoing inquiries,” Det Insp Darcy said.

Anyone with information about Alexander’s disappearance is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Information is treated in strict confidence. The community is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

Missing Persons Week is an annual national campaign to raise awareness of the issues and impacts surrounding missing persons and runs between Monday 2 August and Friday 6 August 2021.

For more information on the campaign visit www.missingpersons.gov.au.

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