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Police to set up information caravan

Albert Smith has been missing for the past 8-weeks.

The Moorabool News 16 October 2018By Helen Tatchell

Albert Smith, aged 88 has been missing for the past eight-weeks, after walking out of an Aged Care facility in Ballan on Monday 8 October at approximately 5.30-7am.

Police confirmed a sighting of Mr Smith in Mt Egerton on the same day, after he was picked up on Old Melbourne road Ballan and driven to a friends house 16 kilometres away. There was also a sighting at Morrisons cemetery the next day around 3pm in the afternoon of Tuesday 9 October.

He has not been seen since.

Bacchus Marsh CIU Detective Senior Constable John Hageman said an information caravan will be set up in Mt Egerton next week.

“We will be setting up the caravan in the main street of Mt Egerton, around the area he was last seen.

“We are hoping this may jog the memory of someone who can help us trace the movements of Mr Smith,” he said.

A mannequin with similar clothes to what Mr Smith was wearing at the time of his disappearance will also be on display.

Det. Snr Const. Hageman said a police sniffer dog was brought in to conduct a search at Morrisons cemetery last Monday 26 November.

“We did a 3-kilometre radius of the area, that included dense bush, but unfortunately a nil result was achieved,” he said.

The information caravan will be at Mt Egerton on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 December from 9am.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Snr Const. John Hageman at Moorabool CIU on 5366 4545 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.