Janine Reeves with a photo of her 25-year-old
son Bryan Maxted, who has been missing since September. Inset: A
close up of Bryan Maxted.
A TERRITORY mother has made a heartfelt plea to her son to come
home this Christmas.
Janine Reeves fought to hold back tears as she told the
Northern Territory News yesterday that the only gift she wanted
this festive season was to see her son again.
Her son, Bryan Maxted, 25, mysteriously fled Darwin for Sydney in
He did not tell anyone where he was going.
Several days later he sent his mother a text message on her mobile
phone saying that he had gone away with a friend to "sort himself out".
He also asked her not to phone him. She has not heard from him
"I don't know what's happened - I don't want to think about what has
happened," she said. "I just want to know Bryan is OK.
him, he is my only child."
Ms Reeves, 52, from Berrimah in Darwin, said police, after looking
at flight records and investigating further, were able to tell her that
Mr Maxted had flown to Sydney on September 28 and checked into a hotel
at The Rocks for three days.
Police believe he extended his stay for a further three days but
he did not check out. Hotel staff raised the alarm when they found his
personal belongings in the room on October 5.
"I don't know why he went to Sydney," his mother said. "He is a
Territory boy since the age of four and he still lived with me.
"It's completely out of character for him to do this.
"That's why I know something has happened to him.
"But a big city like that, people can't simply disappear without
someone seeing or knowing something."
The patient care assistant said she was concerned for her son
because he had been battling depression for about four years.
Her message: "Bryan, I love you, please come home."
Mr Maxted, or anyone knowing his whereabouts, is urged to contact
NT Police on 131 444 - or on (08) 8922 1522 from interstate.
Sydney police search for missing man
09:41 AEDT Sat Feb 18 2012 - Nine MSN
Police have renewed
their appeal for information about a Northern Territory man missing
from a hotel in Sydney CBD since 2009.
Bryan Maxted, 27, was last seen on September 29, 2009, when he
checked into a hotel in The Rocks, telling staff he was planning on
staying for three days.
Police were notified in early October when it was discovered
Mr Maxted hadn't checked out of the hotel and had left his
Mr Maxted hasn't contacted his family since then, and his bank
accounts have not been accessed.
He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 170cm
tall, of medium build, with a fair complexion and light-brown hair.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on
1800 333 000.
Mother's emotional appeal for missing
A Northern Territory woman has made an emotional
plea for anyone with information about her missing son to come forward.
Bryan Maxted, 25, checked into a hotel in The Rocks in Sydney in
His family has not heard from him since and New South Wales Police
have made an appeal to the public to help find Mr Maxted.
Mr Maxted's mother, Janine Reeves, says she would be grateful for
"I really want to find out if Bryan's alive or even if something's
happened to him," she said.
"Because every day, not knowing, it's really really hard.
"And he's my only child and I really love him and it's just
terrible living every day not knowing."
She says police have no fresh leads.
"They can't find any record of movement on his bank account, no
use of Medicare, just all the different things that police have access
"There's absolutely nothing.
"But at the same time, we still remain hopeful because there
hasn't been a body found and identified as Bryan's."