Eimable MANIRAKIZA

 

 

Eimable Manirakiza closes his eyes as he sings and plays guitar at a gig.

Eimable Manirakiza smiling happily and holding a baby in his arms.

 

 

Monday, 12 July 2021 11:17

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing Point Cook man Eimable.

The 24-year-old was last seen at Gordon O’Keeffe Reserve on Wednesday 23 June.

Police and family have concerns for his welfare as his disappearance is out of character and he has a medical condition.

Eimable is described as being about 170cm tall with a thin build, black beard and black hair in a ponytail.

He was last seen wearing a green camouflage t-shirt, black pants, black shoes and carrying a black and white zebra-patterned backpack and black bum bag (as pictured)

Eimable is known to frequent the Wyndham and Melbourne CBD areas.

Police have released an image of Eimable and urge anyone with information to contact Werribee Police Station on 9742 9444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report via www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

 

Have you seen Eimable?

 

Police are seeking public assistance to help find missing Point Cook man Eimable Manirakiza.

 

Eimable, 24, was last seen around 1.30pm on June 23 at Gordon O’Keeffe Reserve in Werribee.

Police and family have concerns for his welfare as his disappearance is out of character and he has a medical condition.

Eimabal, a musician, is described as being about 170cm tall with a thin build, black beard and black hair.

He was last seen wearing a green camouflage T-shirt, black pants, black shoes and carrying a black and white zebra-patterned backpack and black bum bag.

Eimabal is known to frequent the Point Cook and Melbourne CBD areas.

His family and friends have been coordinating a search, raising awareness online as well as through a poster campaign.

Police have released an image of Eimabal and urge anyone with information to contact Werribee Police Station on 9742 9444.

 

Family of missing Melbourne man Eimable Manirakiza enter second month of search

By Yara Murray-Atfield ABC 30/7/2021

 

The family and friends of a "very loved" Melbourne musician missing for more than a month have issued a plea for him to be found.

In the five weeks since Eimable Manirakiza, 24, was last seen, his loved ones have mounted a campaign to find him.

With no clear leads since then, his brother Beinvenue Manirakiza, who also goes by Ben, said it had been a "very, very challenging time".

Ben was the last of his family members to see Eimable on June 23, at the Gordon O'Keefe Reserve in Werribee, in Melbourne's outer west.

His family believe he was having a manic episode and had called an ambulance just before Eimable left his mother's house and set off for the park.

Eimable was wearing a camouflage top, black pants and high-top sneakers, and had his hair tied in a loose ponytail.

Ben followed him to the park, and lost sight of him when the ambulance arrived. It the last confirmed sighting.

"We care for you, and we just want you to be safe. We just want you to come home."

Eimable was born in Tanzania to Burundian parents and moved to Australia when he was six.

Ben, 22, said Eimable helped his mother raise his six younger siblings.

The 24-year-old sings soul and produces music, and is well respected in the Melbourne hip-hop community.

"Eimable's profound interest in spirituality, his talent as a musician and his passion for his creative life have been very inspirational for me over the years," friend Kendra Keller said.

Eimable had a manic episode more than a decade ago, in 2015, and had to be hospitalised. 

Friends and family said his mental health had been stable since then, and he had not required medication for years.

They say his disappearance is very out of character.

"But given the state that he was in, it's understandable, and the possibility that he may have been afraid of hospitalisation.

"We don't know what's happened. The possibilities are quite broad."

Police have conducted two searches in the Wyndham Vale area of Melbourne, with the SES on July 14 and both the SES and Air Wing on July 16.

He most recently was living in Point Cook but has lived in other parts of Melbourne, and has friends spread across the city.

Community members have reported a number of sightings, but none have been confirmed as Eimable.

"It's pretty hard. It's definitely taken a toll," Ms Keller said.

"And through the whole process, the deep love that everyone has for Eimable has been really evident. And I think that's what's kept us going and given us the capacity to keep on with the search."

Anyone who sees Eimable Manirakiza is urged to contact Crime Stoppers