Jessie Thaidy is desperately calling on the Hunter community for help amid the ongoing search for her missing father Patrick.
Patrick was last seen at his home on Delasala Drive in Macquarie Hills at about 12am on Sunday 6 December.
The 60-year-old is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, about 175cm tall, with a medium build, short black hair, scruffy facial hair and brown eyes. He is not currently wearing his dentures.
Jessie has been trying her hardest to search Lake Macquarie and Newcastle, but needs more help.
“I am just trying to find my dad, I just want to know that he is okay,” Jessie says.
“I feel useless – he has dementia and needs to be found and brought home.
“When I last saw him he was wearing a grey tracksuit and an everlast shirt with white slides.”
According to Jessie, she has received a number of calls about possible sightings of Patrick in Hamilton.
She says the ex-Australian boxer has walked to Newcastle before from their home in Macquarie Hills.
“He just walks, he could be anywhere but for no one to have seen him is not right, he stands out the way he walks,” Jessie says.
Since his disappearance, police have released CCTV images from the day he was last seen.
The first image and video is taken at about 9.25am on Macquarie Road at Cardiff; the second image is about half an hour later from Macquarie Road at Warners Bay.
Police are asking members of the public who may have driven down Macquarie Road or Hillsborough Road on Sunday 6 December between 9am and midday and who may have dashcam footage or anyone who may have CCTV along either of these roads to check their footage for Patrick.
Anyone who may have seen Patrick or knows his whereabouts is urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Jessie has also urged people to call her if they are willing and able to help her search.
“I need help to find my dad,” she says.
“I’m starting to lose hope. If anyone wants to help give me a ring on 0431 022 069.”