In the 30th year of Missing Persons Week, two cases are being highlighted in the Murray River Police District.
Maurice Herbert Vagg went missing one year and six days ago from Albury.
Mr Vagg was 53 when he was last sighted leaving his accommodation in the Albury area, reportedly on foot.
He is described as approximately 165 centimetres to 170 centimetres in height, of thin build, and has been known to frequent the Corryong, Canberra, and Morayfield in Queensland, with a good working knowledge of the bush areas about the Corryong area.
Meanwhile Ian Gray, described as Caucasian, is very tall at 190 centimetres with grey hair, and has been missing from Mathoura since September 11, 2015.
The then 66-year-old had a mustache and was wearing a blue jumper and jeans when he was last sighted leaving the family farm in Bunnaloo in his white Holden Rodeo four-wheeled drive that has a cage on the back and NSW plates AG46AJ.
Detective Inspector Winston Woodward said both men were now considered missing “long-term”.
“People go missing for a number of reasons – sometimes they want to, sometimes they have disappeared under suspicious circumstances, or it could be relating to issues such as mental health,” he said.
“Hope is never lost … we take them seriously.
“The area in which they were last seen, (whether) somebody may have recognised a car – a lot of those little pieces of information go towards trying to find them.
“It’s important if anybody with information in the Albury or Deniliquin areas contact their police station or Crime Stoppers.”
National Missing Persons Week runs until Saturday, but year-round information about ongoing cases is shared on The National Missing Persons Coordination Centre’s Facebook page.
If you know anything about a missing person contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or go to nswcrimestoppers.com.au.