Russell JENKIN

  • Last seen: Friday, 22 September 2006
  • Year of birth: 1970
  • Height: 175 cm
  • Build: Medium
  • Eyes: Hazel
  • Hair: Brown
  • Complexion: Fair
  • Gender: Male


Russell Jenkin left his home in Werribee Victoria at about 9.15pm in his silver 2006 Toyota Yaris. His car was found at the Lara Football Ground on 23 September 2006. He was last seen wearing blue/grey track pants, grey polo with a Toyota logo, red polar fleece windcheater and work boots.

Fears for missing man

POLICE are concerned for the safety of a Werribee man missing for almost three weeks.

Russell Jenkin, 36, left his home about 9.15pm on Friday, September 22, after an argument with his partner.

His Toyota Yaris was found at Lara football ground the next day.

Mr Jenkin is 175cm, of medium build, and 70kg.

He has short brown hair, hazel eyes and wore earrings.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


Family despair as search continues

By Alesha Capone - Star Community

WHILE 35,000 people are reported as missing in Australia every year, most are found very quickly.
However, when people truly disappear and end up on the National Missing Persons Co-ordination Centre list, their families are left waiting for news, sometimes for years or even indefinitely.
Sandie Gillette is one such person, along with her young sons Ethan and Charlie.
Ms Gillette’s partner and father of her two children, Russell Jenkin, left their Werribee home on 22 September 2006 in his silver Toyota Yaris.
The car was found at the Lara Football Ground, containing Mr Jenkin’s wallet, ID and cash, the next day.
“It’s been nearly five years this September, it has become emotionally easier for me to handle but it’s still something you think about all the time and it’s always in the back of my mind,” Ms Gillette said.
Her sons are now aged five and eight, and often ask about their Dad.
“I always say, ‘Wherever he is, I’m sure he’s thinking of you and loves you’,” she said.
Before his disappearance, Mr Jenkin was employed by Toyota manufacturing plant in Altona.
Ms Gillette said she wanted to find her partner for Ethan and Charlie’s sake, as well for his other relatives and her own peace of mind.
“He doesn’t have to call us, as long as he calls the police or someone to let them know he’s okay,” she said.
Detective Sergeant Dennis Williams, from the Wyndham CIU, has been investigating Mr Jenkin’s disappearance for years.
He said Ms Gillette prepared and distributed flyers, canvassed witnesses and conducted a door-knock in Lara after her partner disappeared in a “resolute and persistent” attempt to find him.
Det Sgt Williams also said Mr Jenkin’s mother has been a long-time resident of Lara. “As an investigator it is vexing that Russell remains missing, and it leaves a sense of unfinished business,” he said.
“For Russell’s family the consequences are immeasurably greater: the heartbreak and emptiness at not knowing what has become of a cherished son, brother, partner and father.
“It would be the most magnificent gift, if someone where to provide the information which might give them an answer and some closure to what has become of Russell.”
Anyone with information about Mr Jenkin’s whereabouts can contact Det Sgt Williams on 9742 9439 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.