Appeal to locate missing man – Salamander Bay

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing in the state’s Hunter region.

John Ernest Russell, aged 79, was last seen driving off from his home on Sandpiper Avenue, Salamander Bay on Saturday 4 January 2020 at 1am. He has not been heard from since.

Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District believe he may be heading towards Sydney in his car – a charcoal 2015 Toyota Hilux ute with registration JR-022. It has a black tourney covering the tray.

Family and police hold concerns for his welfare as this is out of character for John.

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate John who is described as being of Caucasian appearance, with a medium build, between 182cm and 187cm tall, with grey hair, blue eyes and tanned skin.

Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District urge anyone who sees John to contact Raymond Terrace police station on 02 4983 7599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800

Anyone with information about John’s whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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