David DYKE

 

David DYKE

David Dyke, a 25-year-old Noble Park man, took his three-year-old son and eight year-old niece to the Edithvale beach to cool off on a hot January afternoon in 1976.
His niece, reportedly the last person to see David, watched him go into the water but never sighted him again.
At the time of his disappearance David was wearing a yellow t-shirt, trousers over his brown swimming shorts and was barefoot.
He had no financial means on him at the time of his disappearance and it appears he has not accessed his bank account since.

However the sea was calm that day and there are no reports of any swimmers in distress.


Police would like to speak to anyone who might have seen David around the time of his disappearance or have any information about his whereabouts.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

**Editor's note - I am in touch with David's family and can pass on a message to them if need be.

18 October 2006
1330 hrs
PUBLIC APPEAL - DISAPPEARANCE OF DAVID DYKE

Victorian Police have released a photo enhancement of what a man, who disappeared more than thirty years ago from Edithvale beach, might look like today.
David Dyke, a 25-year-old Noble Park man, took his three-year-old son and eight year- old niece to the beach to cool off on a hot January afternoon in 1976.
His niece, reportedly the last person to see David, watched him go into the water but never sighted him again.
At the time of his disappearance David was wearing a yellow t-shirt, trousers over his brown swimming shorts and was barefoot.
Sheryl Dyke, who had been married to David for five years, was first alerted to his disappearance when the two children were brought home by police after being found alone on the beach.
Sheryl believed his disappearance was out of character and held deep concerns for his welfare.
He had no financial means on him at the time of his disappearance and it appears he has not accessed his bank account since.
Police have released a photograph of David taken around the time of his disappearance, as well as a composite of what David might look like today, aged 56 years.Police would like to speak to anyone who might have seen David around the time of his disappearance or have any information about his whereabouts.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.