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Fears grow for man after he travelled to ski resort and abandoned car without taking jacket or phone

Fears grow for BMW driver, 72, after he travelled to a ski resort and abandoned his car without taking his jacket or phone

  • The BMW of man who went missing on Monday night is found 250km from home
  • Conrad Whitlock was last seen by his wife while going to sleep on Monday night
  • He was missing by 5.30am on Tuesday morning and alarm raised later that day
  • Police found his car, jacket, phone and keys near Mount Buller ski resort

Fears for the welfare of a Victorian man are growing after his white BMW was found more than 250km from his home after he disappeared in the dead of night. 

Conrad Whitlock, 72, from Sandhurst, south of Melbourne, was last seen by his wife as they climbed into bed on Monday at about 11.30pm before she awoke at 5.30am to find him gone. 

Mr Whitlock failed to arrive for work on Tuesday, raising  concerns about his whereabouts, Nine News reported. 

Fears for the welfare of Conrad Whitlock (pictured) are growing after his white BMW was found more than 250km from his home after he disappeared in the dead of night

On Tuesday Police discovered Mr Whitlock's white BMW (pictured) parked on the side of the road near Mount Buller in the state's alpine region, 250km away from Sandhurst

On Tuesday Police discovered Mr Whitlock’s white BMW (pictured) parked on the side of the road near Mount Buller in the state’s alpine region, 250km away from Sandhurst

Family and friends used the Find my iPhone application in an attempt to track Mr Whitlock’s location before reporting the situation to police. 

On Tuesday Police discovered Mr Whitlock’s white BMW parked on the side of the road near Mount Buller in the state’s alpine region, 250km away from Sandhurst. 

They believe he may have arrived in the area as early as 6am on Tuesday morning.  

Victorian Police Inspector David Brown told a media scrum officers found the car in working condition and with Mr Whitlock’s jacket, mobile phone and car keys inside. 

‘At the moment there is nothing to indicate a reason for the vehicle to have stopped, the vehicle had the keys with it, it started, it had fuel, so as to why Mr Whitlock has gone away from the vehicle at this stage we simply don’t know,’ Insp. Brown said. 

‘Anybody who may have picked up Mr and conveyed him either up or down the mountain please come forward.’ 

Temperatures in Mount Buller at the time of Mr Whitlock's disappearance reached lows of -1.3C with a snow shower falling from 7am

Temperatures in Mount Buller at the time of Mr Whitlock’s disappearance reached lows of -1.3C with a snow shower falling from 7am

Family said Mr Whitlock had no ties to Mount Buller and was not a regular visitor to the alpine region of Victoria, nor was he an avid skier. 

There is also no indication from the family of any mental or medical conditions Mr Whitlock could have suffered and that he had no financial issues either. 

Police are currently searching the area near where the car was found and said they would not call of the search until Mr Whitlock was found. 

Temperatures in Mount Buller at the time of Mr Whitlock’s disappearance reached lows of -1.3C with a snow shower falling from 7am.  

Family said Mr Whitlock had no ties to Mount Buller and was not a regular visitor to the alpine region of Victoria, nor was he an avid skier

Family said Mr Whitlock had no ties to Mount Buller and was not a regular visitor to the alpine region of Victoria, nor was he an avid skier



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