Peter JEACLE

Details
Name: JEACLE Peter Vincent Sex: Male
Year of Birth: 1948 Age Now: 62

 
At Time of Disappearance
Age: 61 Height (cm): 188.0 Build: Medium
Hair Colour: Brown Eye Colour: Blue Complexion: Medium
Nationality:   Racial Appearance: Caucasian    

 
Circumstances
Peter was last seen in the Tomakin area on 17 January 2010

 

Man missing since Sunday

Date: 19/01/2010


 
          Publication: Illawarra Mercury


 
POLICE have grave concerns for the safety of a 61-year-old Far South Coast man who has been missing since Sunday.

Peter Jeacle was last seen at his home in Tomakin Pl, Tomakin, on Sunday morning.

He was believed to be on foot and his disappearance was out of character.

Mr Jeacle is described as Caucasian, 180cm tall, with a medium build, brown to greyish short hair and a moustache.

He was last seen wearing black shorts and a yellow T-shirt.

Police have appealed for anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mr Jeacle to contact Batemans Bay Police on 4472 0099 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Fears held for missing Tomakin man

BY SALLY FOY - Bay Post
20 Jan, 2010 09:12 AM
The heart-broken family of missing Tomakin man Peter Jeacle describe the 61-year-old as a dedicated and loving grandfather.

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Police are gravely concerned for the safety of Mr Jeacle, who went missing from his Tomakin Place home around midnight on Sunday.

Mr Jeacle is father to three children, aged 12, 38 and 39, and is the managing director of Canberra-based electronic data interchange company Byteload Pty Ltd.

Speaking on behalf of his distraught family, Naomi Jeacle yesterday described her ex-husband’s disappearance as “very out of character”.

“He loves his family,” she said.

“We just don’t understand how or why this has happened.”

Mrs Jeacle said one of Mr Jeacle’s daughters was with him the day he disappeared.

“She said he had been behaving a bit erratically that day,” Mrs Jeacle said.

“It’s just very unusual circumstances.”

Mr Jeacle, a keen fisher, is a member of the Tomakin Sports and Social Club Fishing Club and an avid golfer.

“He enjoys walking, he loves fishing and playing golf,” Mrs Jeacle said.

“He is a fit and healthy man without health concerns.”

Mrs Jeacle said her family was doing their best to remain positive.

“We’re holding out hope that he will simply walk back through the door,” she said.

“His children and his grandchildren just want him to come home safely - we all do. His family loves him very much.”

Police commenced a search of the local area on Monday and are appealing to the public for assistance.

Mr Jeacle is described as being Caucasian in appearance, 180 centimetres tall, of medium build with brown to greyish short hair and a moustache.

It is believed he left home on foot wearing black shorts, a yellow T-shirt and carrying reading glasses.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact Batemans Bay Police Station on 4472 0099 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

“If anybody’s got anything, any little thing that they might have noticed, even if they think it’s silly, please come forward,” Mrs Jeacle said.

“He is an outgoing, fun-loving man whose family loves him very much.”

 

Reports of missing Tomakin man at Congo

BY SALLY FOY
22 Jan, 2010 04:00 AM - Bay Post

 

Missing Tomakin man Peter Jeacle was last sighted in bushland south of Moruya, according to reports from local residents.

Fears are mounting for the safety of the 61-year-old father and grandfather, who went missing from his Tomakin Place home around midnight on Sunday.

Far South Coast Local Area Command Crime Manager, Inspector Kevin McNeil, yesterday confirmed Mr Jeacle was last sighted near Congo, earlier this week.

Despite the challenges posed by the area’s rugged terrain, Inspector McNeil said it was vital to follow leads, before the trail ran cold.

“The more information police receive quickly, the better,” he said.

“As time goes on there is a greater concern for Mr Jeacle’s welfare, but without leads it’s hard to know where to search.”

Inspector McNeil declined to comment on Mr Jeacle’s mental health, but said: “If people don’t want to be found, they’re not going to be found.”

He said that unless a person was equipped with a GPS device or alarm, it was extremely difficult to find them in the bush, particularly if they were ill.

However, police launched a comprehensive search of the area on Monday, using helicopters, trail bikes and officers on foot.

Eurobodalla SES unit controller Alan Mitchell said eight volunteers conducted a search of the Congo area on Tuesday under the direction of police.

He said fears for the Canberra businessman were growing, although he appeared to have access to money, food and water.

“If he didn’t have any money, food or water, then obviously it would be imperative for us to get to him before he dehydrates,” Mr Mitchell said.

“However, we believe that he has money, we believe that he could access tank water and vegetables from people’s gardens if he wanted to, so he could stay in a survival mode in that area for some time.”

Weather should not be an issue, provided Mr Jeacle takes shelter from the elements.

“The weather is benign assuming he has access to water, food and shelter, and there is plenty of all of that in the area we searched,” he said.

“We just don’t know whether he is in that area, or if he has moved out of that area; all we know is that he was there.”

Mr Jeacle is father to three children, aged 12, 38 and 39, and is the managing director of Canberra-based electronic data company Byteload Pty Ltd.

On Tuesday his ex-wife, Naomi Jeacle, described his disappearance as “very out of character”.

Mrs Jeacle said one of Mr Jeacle’s daughters was with him on the day he disappeared.

“She said he had been behaving a bit erratically that day,” Mrs Jeacle said.

“It’s just very unusual circumstances.”

Police believe Mr Jeacle left home on foot, but Eurobodalla SES member Michael Beby thinks that perhaps he has hitchhiked south.

“He could be at Narooma by now,” he said.

“It’s just a matter of waiting for more information and reports to surface.”

Mr Beby urged shire residents to pay attention if their dogs barked through the night, or if food wasmissing from their property.

“At the moment it is like looking for a needle in a hay stack,” he said.

“But, I’m confident we will find him.”

Police issue fresh appeal for missing Tomakin man

Posted Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:00am AEDT  - ABC

Police on the New South Wales Far South Coast have issued a fresh appeal for information relating to the disappearance of a Tomakin man in January this year.

Peter Jeacle went missing from his Tomakin Place home on January 17th

The father and grandfather, aged 61, was last sighted in bushland south of Moruya, and his disappearance has mystified police.

Far South Coast Local Area Command Inspector Kevin McNeill has issued a fresh appeal to the public for new leads.

He says police have concerns for Mr Jeacle's welfare, and anyone with information should contact their local station.

For more, go to the South East News blog at http://bit.ly/dgL1SN