Eye tattoo on chest (upper sternum), Mongolian script tattoo
along spine, Tree tattoo on left forearm
MEDICAL WARNING: Tiemuzhen suffers with a
serious medical condition. He suffers from Type 1 Diabetes and did
not have his insulin with him when he went missing.
About 4:30pm on Saturday 6 August 2016 Tiemuzhen Chalaer attended a
party held in bushland at Wheelbarrow Ridge Trail, Lower Portland
(33.3864°S 150.8919°E). Between 7:00am and 9:30am on Sunday 7 August
2016 Tiemuzhen has entered nearby bushland. He has not been seen
An extensive search of bush land located items belonging to
Tiemuzhen. Unfortunately Police and volunteers have not been able to
locate Tiemuzhen since his disappearance.
Police and the family of Tiemuzhen have grave concerns for his
safety and welfare due to his medical needs and these actions are
out of character.
If you have information that may assist police in the disappearance
of Tiemuzhen please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Search for missing man Tiemuzhen Chalaer in bushland in Hawkesbury
By Kate Aubusson and Georgina Mitchell - Brisbane Times
Police hold grave concerns for a man who has been missing in dense
bushland in the Hawkesbury area for more than 24 hours.
A search for Tiemuzhen Chalaer was suspended on Monday night, as
temperatures were expected to dip to 4 degrees, and is due to resume
at 9am on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old went missing from a campsite party at Lower
Portland, near Wheelbarrow Ridge Road track and Greens Road, on
He was last seen between 6.30am and 9am, when police believe he
walked into bushland near the campsite.
Mr Chalaer was reported missing at 8pm on Sunday, when his friends
returned to Sydney and realised the Chinese national wasn't with
Chief Inspector Garry Sims told ABC Radio that a
misunderstanding led to the delay.
"It's one of those situations where everyone else was assuming
he was with someone else, and it was only when people returned
to their homes in Sydney they realised he hadn't returned,"
Inspector Sims said.
Dozens of police and volunteers launched a search for Mr Chalaer
at daylight on Monday.
Local police joined officers from the Public Order and Riot
Squad, Police Rescue, the dog squad, State Emergency Service and
Rural Fire Service to trek into the bushland to find the
As well as the ground search, police used a helicopter and a
drone to search from the air.
However, no trace of Mr Chalaer was found and the search was
suspended at 5pm.
Friends and family took to Facebook to share a photo of the
hotel management student, who was described as "the epitome of
"I hope in God that he is safe. I'm praying for you my friend
wherever you are. God be with you," one friend wrote.
His sister added: "Hello friends in Sydney, please keep an eye
out for my brother."
Police hold grave concerns for Mr Chalaer's welfare as he has a
condition that requires medication twice a day.
It is believed he did not take any supplies with him when he walked
into the bushland, which was a chilly 8 degrees on Sunday night.
He was wearing a brown, chequered, button-up shirt, blue jeans,
black adidas sneakers, a red scarf and a black leather jacket when
he was last seen.
Police remain hopeful Mr Chalaer walked out of the bushland and is
safe but hasn't managed to make contact.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to phone triple
zero, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Fears deepen for camper Tiemuzhen Chalaer,
missing in Hawkesbury bush
AUGUST 11 2016 - 9:04AM
Chinese national Tiemuzhen Chalaer was last seen on Sunday
morning, but his absence was not discovered until Sunday night
when his friends returned home from the camping party. They
then alerted police.
Their campsite at Lower Portland, near the intersection of the
Wheelbarrow Ridge track and Greens Road, was surrounded by dense
and hilly bushland, and close to the Colo and Hawkesbury rivers.
Mr Chalaer, 24, was last seen walking into the bushland between
6.30am and 9am.
Police and rescue officers have searched the bush surrounding
the campsite and found no clues.
Officers from the Hawkesbury Local Command have been joined by
police rescue, the State Emergency Service, Rural Fire Service
and riot police.
Dogs have helped to search the ground, while drones and
helicopters have searched from the air.
Detective Inspector Suzanne Rode-Sanders said the search was
suspended at 4pm on Wednesday and would resume at 8.30am on
Thursday, but a meeting would be held during the day to discuss
what resources should continue to be invested.
"We've found a few bits and pieces but they've not turned out to
be his, so at this stage we've been very unsuccessful,"
Inspector Rode-Sanders said.
"We're having a meeting with the rescue co-ordinator today
[Thursday] to look at where we go to from here.
"Obviously the longer the search goes on, the less chance of
finding him alive."
Mr Chalaer, who suffers from a condition that requires
medication, was wearing a brown chequered button-up shirt, blue
jeans, black adidas sneakers, a red scarf and a black leather
He is about 170 centimetres tall, of medium build and has a
A prayer group that has been set up on Facebook has been praying
for his safe return.
One member wrote: "It may sound naive of me but we believe he
will be found."
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to phone
triple zero, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
What happened to Tim? Family of missing student Tiemuzhen Chalaer
plead for help
SEPTEMBER 8 2016 SMH
After a night enjoying music with friends at a camping
festival, Tiemuzhen "Tim" Chalaer rose early on Sunday
morning to go to the toilet.
Some time between 6.30am and 9am on August 7, he
wandered a short distance from his tent into dense
bushland in Sydney's Hawkesbury region.
Police wrapped up the search operation for the hotel
management student and avid music lover in August and
will only conduct sporadic searches in the future.
They found Mr Chalaer's shoes, with the socks tucked
inside, about 400 metres from the campsite.
But Mr Chalaer's mother and father, who have travelled
from China to find their son, believe he has been
kidnapped and is still alive.
"From the first day, as parents, our feelings told us our son was
not dead," father Hakki Caglar, a Chinese industrial businessman,
told Fairfax Media on Thursday.
"Parents sometimes have these feelings. The police said there was no
evidence to divert them away from their search but we think he might
be taken away. By who, we don't know. "
If someone does have their son, they have appealed to them to give
Mr Chalaer insulin as he suffers from Type 1 Diabetes and will die
When Mr Chalaer left his campsite, he didn't have his insulin.
His family believes he wouldn't have been able to wander far without
it. The fact police found no trace of him within a six
square-kilometre search area indicates to them that something else
has happened to their son.
"The only explanation to us is he's not there, he's out of the
area," Mr Caglar said.
Hawkesbury crime manager Detective Chief Inspector Paul McHugh said
the area he disappeared in is extremely dense, rough terrain and
there is no evidence to suggest foul play.
"We're reassessing at the moment as to what we can do with the
search and there are investigations going on in the background.
We're gathering all the information we possibly can about family,
background, work, study, any links with associates, friends," he
Mr Chalaer had been in Australia for 18 months studying a masters in
hospitality at the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management
Classmates, friends and fellow festival-goers have shared his image
on social media, desperate to find the man they described as the
"epitome of zen".
He attended the bush "doof" festival with three friends on August 6
and didn't know the other 300-or-so guests, his family said.
A photo of him taken the day before he disappeared shows him
enjoying himself, smiling and wearing a multi-coloured scarf with
his head shaved.
Search efforts were initially hindered because no one realised Mr
Chalaer was missing until the Sunday evening, more than 12 hours
after he disappeared.
"It's one of those situations where everyone else was assuming he
was with someone else, and it was only when people returned to their
homes in Sydney they realised he hadn't returned," Chief Inspector
Garry Sims said at the time.
Temperatures dipped to 4 degrees during the following nights.
His family are thankful for the huge search effort that involved
police, SES, Dog Unit and PolAir but they are heartbroken that
resources have been scaled back.
His parents, who raced to Sydney the day their son went missing,
have vowed to stay until they find him.
They have spent each day since then going to the area where he went
missing, talking to his friends to see if they noticed anything and
printing and distributing missing person posters.
At the bottom of the poster, it says: "his family is anxiously
waiting for him".