Missing Melbourne mother Elisa Curry (pictured) was last seen asleep in bed by a neighbour and may have not vanished while on an evening run, police have revealed
Missing Melbourne mother Elisa Curry was last seen asleep in bed by a neighbour and may have not vanished while on an evening run, police have revealed.
The 43-year-old disappeared around 10pm on Saturday after watching the AFL Grand Final with neighbours at her holiday home in Aireys Inlet, Victoria.
Police initially said they believed the mother-of-three had set off for a late night run with her black Labrador.
Officers revealed to The Age on Wednesday they have since been told Ms Curry was seen in bed by her neighbour.
Investigators now believe it’s possible she left the house early on Sunday morning for her habitual workout and got lost.
Inspector Peter Seel said police had yet to determine which direction Ms Curry went after leaving the home.
‘It could have been toward the seaside to Aireys Inlet or bush tracks. She was known to run a fair bit to Lorne (20km away) and back,’ he told 3AW radio
‘It is possible that it could be dragged out. It depends on where they fell… if it was into rocks, the body could be caught within rocks under water.’
The 43-year-old disappeared around 10pm on Saturday after watching the AFL Grand Final with neighbours at her holiday home (pictured) in Aireys Inlet, Victoria
Elisa’s husband David, pictured, spoke to the media – pleading for the mother-of three to come home
Despite the search for the 43-year-old entering its fourth day, Insp. Steel said he is ‘hopeful she is alive.’
‘We’re looking for a live person at the moment. Obviously, yes, as time goes on the less likely it is that she’s alive.’
Police said that although they don’t believe the mother of three children, aged between seven and 12, was met with foul play, but they haven’t ruled it out.
‘It’s all very much dependent on the circumstances. We are looking at either a missing person or foul play,’ Inspector Seel said.
‘We are not discounting… that she may have gone down to the beach and something has happened down there.’
Inspector Seel said whether her body could be found depended on what happened to her ‘and whether she’s disoriented, lost or injured’.
‘She could have gone for a run and injured herself, she could have become disorientated and lost, there could be suspicious circumstances,’ he said of Ms Curry, who is an avid runner and competed in marathons.
The search on Wednesday focused on both inland and coastal areas and police divers combed the ocean for a body, Insp. Seel said.
‘I, my kids, we just want her to come home,’ Ms Curry’s husband (pictured) said as he addressed the media
Inspector Seel said her husband David Curry, and their children, were ‘distressed and worried’ about her fate.
‘They don’t know what’s happened and we can’t give them the answers at the moment, which is sad,’ he said.
Her David Curry broke his silence on Tuesday morning pleading with the public to call police if they had seen his wife.
‘I, my kids, we just want her to come home,’ he said, before speaking directly to his wife in the hope she was still alive.
The labrador, pictured, which went missing at the same time as Ms Curry has been found
‘Elisa, if you are out there, can you please contact us.’
Police also increased the search area on Tuesday – hoping to find the missing woman.
Her husband arrived at the house on Sunday morning with the couple’s three children to find she was missing.
The labrador was found on Monday in a neighbour’s yard. The mother’s phone is going straight to voicemail.
Anyone with information about Ms Curry’s disappearance is urged to call Crime Stoppers.
Investigators believe Ms Curry may have gone for a run on Aireys St and become disorientated