Ian Gray is missing from around Echuca, Victoria or Moama NSW.
Last seen Bunnaloo NSW. Ian left his farm
at 7.30am on Friday morning, September 11th 2015 in his Rodeo ute - reg AG 46 AJ.
It's a 2006 model white Holden. There is a white stock crate on the back of the
ute. Ian suffers from a medical condition and his family are very worried. His
family are pleading for anyone travelling in the Southern Riverina to the North
or South from Echuca to Moama keep an eye out for him - "If you see him, if you
can give him a hug from all of his family that would be great too!"
If you've seen Ian please call 1800 333 000 or Echuca Police on 5482 2255
Ian Gray, then aged 66, was last seen on 11 September 2015 at 7.30am leaving his residential address in Bunnaloo NSW. Ian left in a motor vehicle bearing NSW plates AG-46-AJ.
There have been several alleged sightings of Mr Gray since he was reported missing in both Victoria and NSW although neither Mr Gray nor his vehicle have been located by Police at this stage.
Police have serious concerns for the welfare of Mr Gray and it is out of character for Ian to not be in contact with his family whom he has a close relationship with.
If you have any information that may assist police to locate Ian please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
September 14, 2015 3:45pm
Friends, family and police on both sides of the Murray River have spent the weekend searching for Bunnaloo sheep farmer Ian Gray.
Mr Gray left his Bunnaloo East property on Friday morning and has not been seen since.
He was driving a white 2006 Holden Rodeo ute, registration AG 46 AJ, with a distinctive white stock crate.
Detective Acting Inspector Trent Swinton of Deniliquin police said despite efforts of family to spread the word on social media, there had been no sightings since Friday morning.
Anyone with information is asked to call Deniliquin Police on 5881 9499, or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.
Ian Gray absent from stud celebration.September 29, 2015 8:00am
Graythorn Stud marked 50 years as a registered stud sheep breeder on Friday, but stud founder Ian Gray was not there to celebrate.
Mr Gray (pictured) has been missing since leaving the property on Friday, September 11.
There have been some unconfirmed sightings of Mr Gray since, but his family and police are no closer to finding the 66 year-old.
Mr Gray’s wife Helen said her husband’s behaviour was out of character when he drove out the front gate of his Bunnaloo East property without saying goodbye just over two weeks ago.
She said she is hopeful he is ‘‘still out there’’.
‘‘I think I would know if he wasn’t,’’ she said.
‘‘We want him to know we all love him, there’s no judgment, just come home.
‘‘I can’t explain why someone has not seen him.’’
Mr Gray was last seen leaving his Bunnaloo property in a white 2006 Holden Rodeo ute at 7.30am. The NSW registration of the ute reads AG46AJ.
His wife said the difficulty was knowing where her husband may have gone, given that he was in his vehicle and had some money on him.
There have been reported sightings of Mr Gray as far away as Castlemaine, Wangaratta and north of Swan Hill, but none had been confirmed and there has been none since a week ago.
Last week there were four private plane flights — two from Echuca and two from a property at Tocumwal — that had attempted to find a sign of Mr Gray or his white Holden Rodeo ute, that carried a distinctive stock crate.
Deniliquin Police Inspector Steve Worthington said police are using all means available in an effort to find Mr Gray, and asked people to be alert.
‘‘Unfortunately there have been no new updates,’’ he said.
‘‘Police have been utilising media, especially print, radio and television in New South Wales and Victoria to assist in getting information out to the public.
‘‘Mr Gray’s family is still desperate for anyone with information to come forward and police are very keen to follow up any information that people may have.’’
Deniliquin Police said the NSW Missing Persons Unit is making inquiries into Mr Gray’s disappearance.
At the time he left the property, Mr Gray was wearing jeans, a check shirt, blue jumper and Redback work boots.
He has short white hair, a white moustache and is about 193cm tall (6’ 4’’).
Insp Worthington said people can report information anonymously, by
contacting Crimestoppers on 1300
~ with Riverine Herald