Rajah Thangarajah was last seen at his Eastlakes NSW home on the evening of 8 October 2015. He is described as being of Indian appearance, with brown hair, brown eyes, thin build and 160 to 170cm tall

It’s believed Rajah left the house sometime prior to 08:00am on 9 October 2015 in vehicle APL17H, a Green Ford Falcon, which was located that evening in car park in Coogee.

Rajah has not contacted his family since and there are serious concerns for his welfare.

If you have information that may assist police to locate Rajah please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


Police and family search for husband and father Rajah Thangarajah who vanished without a trace a week ago

THE desperate search for father-of-two Rajah Thangarajah who went missing over a week ago continues, with a second sea search to be held today.

Laura Aubusson
Southern Courier

A SECOND sea search for missing man Rajah Thangarajah of Eastlakes will take place today after the father-of-two mysteriously vanished over a week ago.

The 62-year-old was last seen at his home at about 9.30pm on Thursday, by his daughter Kayathri Thangarajah.

“We’ve looked everywhere we could think of,” she told the Southern Courier.

“He doesn’t have his credit card, he didn’t take any money or his phone, it’s hard to think where he has been for a week without any of it.”

When Ms Thangarajah left for work on Friday his car was gone.

She assumed he had gone for a morning swim or walk at Coogee, which was his regular activity in recent weeks.

His car, a green 2004 Ford Falcon, was found parked near Wylie’s Baths on Neptune St.

“Police have done sea searches, helicopter searches and bushland searches.

“We’ve done the whole Coogee to Bondi walk and gone all of the way to Maroubra and La Perouse as well and we haven’t found anything or any trace of him.”

Mr Thangarajah’s wife was in Sri Lanka for a family visit, and his son was in Chicago — both of them arrived back to join the search on Sunday.

“We would have expected something to turn up by now. We have had no contact with him and no one has seen him,” Ms Thangarajah said.

Mr Thangarajah has been married for 32 years, and is semi-retired. Ms Thangarajah said he “lived for his family and friends” and his disappearance was “totally out of character”.

“We grew up in Coogee, so he knows the area. He is a strong enough swimmer to be in the water and Coogee was not very choppy at all at that time.”

He is described as being of Indian appearance, 170cm tall and with a medium build. He is balding with greying hair and walks with a hunched gait.

If you have seen Mr Thangarajah or have any information call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000