The family of missing Mooroopna man David Buchanan will search for him on Saturday and are hoping the community will help.ELAINE COONEY August 7, 2014 3:04am
The sister of missing man David Buchanan is hoping to gather a community search team to help her find her brother on Saturday.
Mooroopna man David Buchanan was last seen at Euroa Post office on July 14 and his car was found a few days later on Euroa-Strathbogie Rd.
Juliette Buchanan said she believed she was looking for her brother’s body.
She said she and two other family members received a letter from Mr Buchanan indicating he was going to take his own life.
‘‘He is not the type of person to cry wolf,’’ she said.
‘‘He has never sent a letter and said he was going to do something stupid (in the past).’’
Ms Buchanan said the postmark on the letter was from Euroa dated July 14.
She said it was not unusual for him to stay away for a few nights, but he did not have any friends and family in Euroa nor camping equipment.
Police and State Emergency Service carried out an extensive search on July 19 and 20, but have since scaled back operations.
Ms Buchanan said she believed her brother or his body could be in Mt Wombat State Forest and was going to search the region on Saturday.
She said he had diabetes and needed a daily dose of insulin.
‘‘With diabetes, you can’t stay away forever,’’ she said.
‘‘He left his car in a place where it was obvious, so I don’t know why it’s so hard to find him. It’s like he has just disappeared completely.’’
Ms Buchanan said the family wanted to find Mr Buchanan or his body to get closure.
‘‘Mum’s pretty upset,’’ she said.
‘‘We all have elements of blame .
She said Mr Buchanan was a withdrawn person.
Ms Buchanan said she had already grieved for her brother.
She will be in Euroa on Saturday and would like help from people with local knowledge.
She said people should be prepared for rugged terrain and possible bad weather.
She will be seeking some maps of the area already searched and anyone interested in helping search for Mr Buchanan can meet outside Euroa Police Station on Saturday at 9
Trainer Peter Moody has nominated Group One winner Brambles for this weekend's Seymour Cup.
The Australian Waterski Show Team, consisting of 18 skiers from the local area placed second in a nail biting finish at the World Championships held last week in Wisconsin, USA.
Billed as ‘Fabulous Flowers and Fine Food’, Tatura’s Anglican Church Parish had a successful fundraiser on Thursday, September 4.
Leitchville-Gunbower midfielder Russell Lee will change clubs for season 2015, he will coach Lancaster Football Club.
Darren Pain from Sportspower is encouraging people to support small businesses on Saturday.
National Party ticket up for grabs
Seymour under-18 football side can't complete fairytale against Benalla.
Seven new staff are needed to man Berrigan Amaroo Aged Care's new Memory Support Wing, named the Curtin Wing.
Heathcote cheerleader Taylah Kurrle is part of the Cheer Factor All Stars team for the Duel in the Desert championship in Palm Springs, California.
International cricket superstar Adam Gilchrist becomes number-one ticket holder and junior program ambassador for local club.
Deni Ute Muster thank myriad of volunteers.
The only consistent thing about frost damage in crops was its random nature, a cropping expert told his field day audience at Finley last Friday.
Tears flowed freely from players and supporters on Sunday when Benalla lost the Goulburn Valley Football League grand final by three points.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.