Spouse by no means stopped believing lacking grandad is alive
The heartbroken spouse of a Melbourne grandfather who vanished whereas on a motorbike experience nearly six weeks in the past says she has by no means given up believing that he’s nonetheless alive.
Langwarrin bicycle owner Malcolm Bohmeyer, 71, left his Cranbourne Rd dwelling in Melbourne’s southeast to go riding about 1.30pm on August 12 and hasn’t been seen since.
He was due again by 2.30pm however didn’t return, sparking one of many largest search operations in State Emergency Service historical past.
Lots of of police and SES volunteers spent five days searching the Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve underneath the idea he could have sought shelter within the dense bushland.
The lively floor seek for Mr Bohmeyer has been suspended and police say he’s lacking presumed lifeless, however his spouse Geraldene Bohmeyer continues to be holding on to hope of a miracle.
She stated his black mountain bike could maintain the important thing to fixing her husband’s disappearance and believes somebody may have picked it up off the facet of the highway.
Ms Bohmeyer stated not realizing what occurred to her husband was the worst half.
“It’s horrible not realizing, I’d should say that’s the worst factor,” she informed NCA Newswire.
“I’ve by no means ever, and I’ve stored saying the identical factor, I don’t assume that he’s lifeless.
“I don’t have the sensation he’s lifeless and I don’t perceive why, perhaps as a result of there’s no closure.
“It’s only a matter of discovering him. I’ve had each completely different situation in my mind I can provide you with.”
Ms Bohmeyer and police nonetheless imagine that Mr Bohmeyer had a medical episode, probably a stroke or a coronary heart assault, and both fell off his bike or left his bike to hunt shelter.
She stated “he was not himself” main as much as his disappearance and had been very sick for 2 days earlier than he went lacking.
“I can’t imagine he went for a motorbike experience however he did it on a regular basis,” Ms Bohmeyer stated.
“Being caught indoors continuously he needed to get out, that’s his launch.
“I feel he’s fallen off his bike, had a medical episode and someone’s simply gone previous and noticed a motorbike and brought it.
“Malcolm could be the primary particular person on this planet to take a motorbike too, I may inform you that as a result of he was a bugger.”
Mr Bohmeyer’s disappearance has come as a shock to the household and Ms Bohmeyer stated her son hadn’t been capable of go to as a consequence of coronavirus as he lives interstate.
She stated she had been very courageous when her household have been visiting however discovered it laborious to sleep at night time as she lay there fascinated about what may have occurred.
Ms Bohmeyer urged anybody who had picked up a motorbike within the Langwarrin space to make contact with police.
“If someone who discovered a motorbike may simply come ahead, ring any police station and nothing will likely be carried out, simply do it anonymously or go to a pay telephone, simply say the place you discovered the bike, as a result of that’s the place Malcolm is,” she stated.
CCTV footage captured Mr Bohmeyer driving north previous Burdett’s backyard provides enterprise on McClelland Drive simply after 2pm however he wasn’t seen on cameras going previous Peninsula Personal Hospital or alongside North Rd.
Police imagine meaning he turned left onto the Peninsula Hyperlink Path on the McClelland Drive and North Rd intersection.
Ms Bohmeyer stated police had been one among her strongest helps and had carried out all the things they may to attempt to discover her husband.
She stated he would typically experience by way of the neighbourhood of Langwarrin simply homes and would cease to select lilies to convey dwelling to her.
Mr Bohmeyer was sporting a blue helmet, black long-sleeve shirt and gray observe pants and his bike had a particular rusty brown basket and blue drink bottle.
Anybody with data on Mr Bohmeyer’s disappearance ought to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.