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62-yr-old man still missing, possibly on Northern Rivers

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Missing 62-yr-old Richard Fogden. PIC: Tweed-Byron Police Facebook

Sixty-two-year old mid-north coast man Richard Fogden has been missing for nearly a fortnight and is possibly on the Northern Rivers.

Tweed-Byron police on Monday morning were still seeking information about Mr Fodgeen’s whereabouts after a family member in Ballina reported him missing on15 September.

Police said they believed Mr Fogden was last seen at his unit on Denison Street, Gloucester, about 80km south-west of Taree, on 13 September but could have been travelling to Ballina.

Mr Fogden was said to be travelling in his white Holden Commodore with registration CO-83-QJ.

The missing man reportedly has a medical condition requiring medication.

He’s described as having Caucasian appearance, about 180cm tall with medium build, brown hair and hazel/green eyes.

Police were urging anyone who has seen Mr Fogden to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.


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