Jacoba Tromp, the 53-year-old mother from Victoria who disappeared on Tuesday, has been found alive in NSW. Her 51-year-old husband, Mark Tromp, remains missing,
Mark’s mother, Wilma Tromp, says that the family has been informed about Jacoba Tromp. However, they are still waiting for more information about Mark.
The couple and their children, all in their 20s, were on a trip from Silvan to the Bathurst and Jenolan Caves area early on Monday. The family got separated on Tuesday.
Mark and Jacoba’s car, a Peugeot station wagon with plate WRG-756, was reported to be following a young couple around the streets of Wangaratta around 10 PM on Wednesday. The young couple saw the man stop close to the Merriwa Park.
The authorities investigated the park on Wednesday with the help of the Dog Squad. However, the police failed to find the man.
Christopher Jones, a family friend, says that the couple’s children, Ella, Mitch and Riana are confused and shocked. The children are struggling to comprehend the bizarre development.
Others have also said that the disappearance was completely out of character for Mark and Jacoba. They are described to be really friendly and helpful people.
Mark’s parents, George and Wilma Tromp, pleaded for the couple’s safe return. Until now, Mark’s whereabouts is still a mystery.
The police have released information about the missing couple yesterday. Apparently, the couple left their personal possessions, including their mobile phones and bank cards, at their Silvan home.
According to Victoria Police spokesman Leading Senior Constable Paul Turner, the circumstances surrounding their disappearance are still unknown. However, Turner asserts that the Victoria Police is presently working closely with NSW police in the hopes that someone who knows Mark’s whereabouts will approach them.
The authorities urge anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000.