Information sought about 1977 disappearance of Gerald Whitefoot

PLEASE NOTE: Images of Mr Whitefoot can be found on NSWPF social media pages.

Police are renewing appeals for information to help find Gerald Whitefoot, who went missing from Sydney's west almost 45 years ago.

Gerald was last seen by his daughter leaving his home on Cabramatta Avenue, Miller, as he walked to his workplace between 8am and 8.30am on Friday 9 December 1977. He was 44 years old at the time.

At the time of his disappearance, Gerald – who would now be aged 88 – was employed as a groundskeeper at a local school on Hillview Parade, Lurnea.

When he failed to return home, concerns were raised as his disappearance was out of character.

At the time, Gerald was described as being of Caucasian appearance, with dark-coloured hair, brown eyes, and of medium build.

He also was known by a number of names, including 'Gerald Brady', 'Gerald Toms', and 'Gerry'.

Gerald's disappearance is being investigated by Liverpool City Police Area Command Detectives.

Detective Inspector Timothy Liddiard, Liverpool City PAC Crime Manager, said any information provided to police may help detectives determine what happened to Gerald.

"Extensive inquiries have been made by police and we continue to seek any information which the community may have – no matter how insignificant it may seem – as it may hold the key to finding out what happened to Mr Whitefoot," Mr Liddiard said.

"Any information provided can be treated with the strictest of confidence.

"Missing persons cases have a long-term and traumatic toll on families, many of whom never get over their loved ones vanishing.

"We want to provide some answers for Mr Whitefoot's family," he said.

As inquiries continue, police are appealing for anyone with information about Gerald's whereabouts to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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