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Gone Walkabout
« on: September 10, 2016, 02:41:00 AM »
Our beloved pudding/spider/robot/penny . . . hasn't been around lately. I could facetiously speculate on whether that has anything to do with this story, but I'd rather get his perspective on it, as I imagine he's full up to his back teeth with the coverage.

"Tromp family: The mystery of a tech-free road trip gone wrong" | BBC

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A family of five disappeared on a tech-free road-trip only to turn up one by one after a week-long odyssey of more than 1,600km (995 miles), which ended with a police investigation and two of them in psychiatric care. This was a missing person mystery that held Australia spellbound, writes Trevor Marshallsea.

The Tromp family were by all accounts a normal, hard-working household.

Mark Tromp, 51, and wife Jacoba, 53, had established a successful redcurrant farm and earth-moving business at their property in Silvan, on the outskirts of the Victorian capital, Melbourne.

But with little warning, on Monday 29 August they and their three adult children - Riana, 29, Mitchell, 25, and Ella 22 - got into a car and headed north.

They didn't just leave their family farm, they had fled.

Police, later called to the home to investigate, found passports, credit cards and mobile phones had been left behind. This was to be a cash-only, "off the grid" road trip, with no way of being followed.

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Re: Gone Walkabout
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2016, 06:26:37 AM »
How odd.  :scratch:
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Re: Gone Walkabout
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2016, 06:47:42 AM »
That seems a bit odd, I wonder where they got the idea that they were in danger from.

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Re: Gone Walkabout
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2016, 05:47:10 PM »
That seems a bit odd, I wonder where they got the idea that they were in danger from.

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Re: Gone Walkabout
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2016, 09:36:37 AM »
:lol:

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