Mark and Jacoba Tromp missing – UPDATE

updated23 September 2016

Mark Tromp has been located safe and well near Wangaratta airport. He was spotted by a passer-by who contacted police.

Police were are seeking public assistance as they search for Mark and Jacoba Tromp from Victoria who were last seen in the state’s Central Tablelands yesterday. In an update, Jacoba Tromp was located in a hospital in Yass. Mark Jacobi remains missing.

Mark and Jacoba TrompMark Tromp, 51, and his 53-year-old wife Jacoba Tromp, also known as Coby, from Silvan in Victoria, after they were reported missing to Goulburn Police yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 30 August 2016).

Police were told Mark and Jacoba Tromp left their residence in Silvan on Monday, 29 August 2016, travelling to NSW with their three adult children in their grey Peugeot station wagon with Victorian registration WRG-756.

The family are said to have driven to Bathurst and then the Jenolan Caves area in NSW, arriving in the early hours of Tuesday 30 August 2016.

Mark and Jacoba Tromp have separated from their adult children during these travels.

Mark and Jacoba TrompVictorian Police have confirmed that the couple left personal possessions such as bank cards and mobile phones at their home in Victoria.

Family members had expressed serious concerns for the welfare of Mark and Jacoba Tromp and police are now seeking information from anyone who has seen the couple or the silver Peugeot with plates WRG-756 since Monday 29 August 2016.

A young couple reported being followed by a man driving Peugeot around 10pm last night (Wednesday, 31 August) in Wangaratta before getting out of the car and running into Merriwa Park. Police are reported to have searched the park but failed to locate the man.

A photo of Mark and Jacoba Tromp and an image of a car similar to the one used by the family have been released by police.

Mark Tromp is described being of Caucasian appearance, about 185cm tall, with dark brown crew cut hair, a clean shaven face and brown eyes.

Anyone with information that could assist in locating Mark Tromp is urged to contact police via Crime Stoppers.

Mark and Jacoba Tromp

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.


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