A man who has been missing since early January has been sighted in Goologong
and a possible sighting has occurred in Cowra.
Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate the man from the
Max William DAY, aged 53, left home on Saturday, January 7, 2017 and has
been missing since that date.
His motor vehicle, a green Ford Fairmont, was located abandoned in
On Wednesday January 25, 2017, there was a confirmed sighting of Mr
Day at a caravan park in Gooloogong.
On Friday, February 3 2017, there was an unconfirmed sighting of him in
There are serious concerns for Mr Day’s welfare and police are appealing
for the assistance of the public to locate him.
He is described as Caucasian appearance, 170cm to 175cm, with an olive
complexion, brown eyes and grey hair.
There was also a sighting of Mr Day on Saturday, January 8 at a truck
stop on the Newell Highway, about 10km north of Parkes.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact Crime
Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Police and SES search Gooloogong property for missing man Max Day
Someone has been to the Gooloogong property of missing Peak Hill man Max Day
since police last searched the area.
Police and SES volunteers from Cowra and Parkes were back at the property on
Tuesday searching for Day.
It was the fourth time police had been to the 300 hectare property where Day
had lived with his family up until two years ago.
The family then moved to Peak Hill as Mr Day’s wife secured employment as a
teacher in Dubbo.
Prior to that they had spent 10 years living at the property at the foot of
Kangarooby Mountain, 10kms from Gooloogong.
On their last visit police had left a note on the house at the property
asking Day to contact them and advising him he was not in trouble.
When police arrived with 18 SES volunteers on Thursday morning the note had
been ripped from the door.
There were no other obvious signs that anyone had been to the property but
police are concerned Day may have wandered off and injured himself in the
Police on motorcycles and a cadaver dog from the NSW Police Dog unit in
Sydney joined Thursday’s search which covered a large area of the property.
Two teams of SES volunteers walked through thick bushland, including a
lookout on the property, in the hope of locating Mr Day.
The volunteers were told however “if you can’t walk there, he can’t walk
there,” so rugged were some areas of the search area which was being mapped
by GPS as they searched.
Detective Steve Howard of Parkes police said police are keen to find out
where Mr Day.
“If he is out there, he’s not in trouble, we just want to make sure he is
safe and well and alleviate our fears and his family’s fears.
“We don’t know if he doesn’t want to be found,
“We’ve made a number of enquiries with the banks and agencies, and also
local agencies and support people like refuges, Salvation Army and we have
no supporting evidence that he has obtained any help of them.
“We’ve had a lot of resources put into this, today we have quite a number of
SES here, we have police from Tamworth, Nyngan, Dubbo here to try and help
us locate him.
“If we can know he is safe that he can go about his way,” Det Howard said.
Day, aged 53, left home on Saturday, January 7, this year and has been
missing since that date.
His motor vehicle, a green Ford Fairmont, was located abandoned in Forbes.
On Wednesday January 25, Day hitched a ride to Gooloogong and was last seen
at the Gooloogong caravan park.
He told the person who drove him to Gooloogong that he was returning to his
Kangarooby Road property.
Day is described as Caucasian appearance, 170cm to 175cm, with an olive
complexion, brown eyes and grey hair.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on
1800 333 000.