Missing since November 2005
Mahalingham Sinnathamby, born 1937, lived by himself in Noble Park. While contact with his family was irregular, they tried to contact him between August and November 2005 with no success.
Police went to his home and conducted a welfare check on 24 November but were unable to locate him. Mahalingham’s only regular movements were to walk to the nearby shops in Heatherton Road, Noble Park and to travel to his doctor in Carrum Downs by bus.
Enquiries have confirmed he has not left the country, and family interstate in Sydney have had no contact. Mahalingham is 68-years-old, of Sri Lankan descent, 175cm tall, of thin build, grey hair and olive complexion. The Sri Lankan immigrant, who spoke very little English, was engulfed by depression after the deaths of two of his children. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to ring Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Mysteries of the missing
By Shaun Inguanzo - Star
3rd August 2006 09:57:57 AM
A NOBLE Park pensioner has disappeared without trace or reason, says his distraught son.
Mahalingham Sinnathamby lived alone in Noble Park for 10 years after fleeing Sri Lanka due to political turmoil.
His son, Uthayakumar Mahalingham, this week said his father disappeared between August and November last year, during which time he failed to return calls and respond to knocks on the door. Mr Sinnathamby, 68, is now on the police missing persons list but his family fears the worst.
Mr Mahalingham said his father, a pensioner, had not withdrawn from his bank account since disappearing.
“If you have no money then you cannot buy things,” he said.
“After one year of not withdrawing money I want to know what has happened. Is he still alive?”
The family has sent out a plea for information to the public in order to bring closure to the case and their pain.
The stress forced Mr Mahalingham to quit his job and his wife Pamini said he had been chronically ill since his father disappeared.
Mr Mahalingham was in Melbourne on Sunday to help promote National Missing Persons Week at the Victoria Police Centre.
He said he could not comprehend how people could just disappear.
“Too many people are missing. There was one case there of a person missing since 1969,” he said.
“Why has this happened to my father?”
Mahalingham Sinnathamby is described as 175cm, of thin build with grey hair and olive complexion.
Please report any information to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Breakthrough in suspicious missing person case
|Monday, 25 March 2013 06:23|
Dandenong detectives have made a breakthrough in the suspicious disappearance of Noble Park man Mahalingham Sinnathamby.