The wife of a millionaire businessman who mysteriously disappeared from his home in Melbourne this week says his behavior is completely natural.
Conrad Whitlock, 72, was last seen by his wife Mandy when they climbed into bed at 11:30 on Monday night. When she woke up at 5.30 am, he was gone.
When he didn't show up for work on Tuesday morning, family and friends used Find My iPhone to track his location before reporting him missing to the police, who found his white BMW near Mount Buller – 250 miles from his home in Sandhurst.
Mrs. Whitlock told reporters Wednesday that she did not understand & # 39; why he would drive so far away and feared he had a medical episode.
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The wife of missing businessman Conrad Whitlock says she is worried that her husband of 52 has had a medical episode, causing him to become disoriented
On Tuesday, the police discovered Whitlock & # 39; s white BMW (photo) parked on the side of the road near Mount Buller in the Alpine region of the state, 250 km from his home in Sandhurst
Her husband complained about a headache and she said she was afraid he had a mini-stroke and remained confused in the aftermath.
& # 39; I can only think that something is wrong with the headache, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; I don't know if he has had a mini-stroke and wanders with memory loss, I don't know … just not knowing is the worst, & # 39; she said.
The police believe that Mr Whitlock arrived in the Mount Buller area on Tuesday morning at 6 am.
Victorian police inspector David Brown told media officials that the car was in working condition and with Mr. Whitlock's jacket, cell phone, and car keys in it.
# At the moment there is nothing to indicate why the vehicle was stopped, the vehicle had the keys, it started, it had fuel, so why Mr. Whitlock has disappeared at this stage of the vehicle we just don't know, & # 39; Insp. Brown said.
& # 39; Everyone who has picked up Mr. Whitlock and brought him up or down the mountain, please come forward. & # 39;
Conrad Whitlock (photo) disappeared after he went to bed with his wife on Monday evening at 11:30 am, and his car was traced to the ski fields
The temperatures in Mount Buller at the time of Mr Whitlock's disappearance reached a low of -1.3C with a snow shower that fell from 7 a.m.
Mr. Whitlock and his wife Mandy are avid racers and she said his disappearance was completely out of character
Family said Mr. Whitlock had no ties with Mount Buller and was not a regular visitor to the Alpine region of Victoria, nor was he an avid skier.
The businessman owns Whitlock Bull Bars, a company with 50 employees, and there are no indications that he had financial problems.
He and his wife are avid car racers. Mr. Whitlock would drive his Audi R8 LMS GT3, while Mrs. Whitlock would work as a navigator. The businessman is also a member of the Production Sports Car Racing Victoria committee.
The police are currently searching the area near where the car was found and said they would not stop the search until Mr Whitlock was found.
On Thursday, more than 50 people, including police, SES and Bush Search and Rescue, searched for the Sandhurst man in the Mount Buller area.
The police ask everyone who drove between Mount Buller and Mansfield on Tuesday morning and who had a dashcam or who has information, to come forward.
The temperatures in Mount Buller at the time of the man's disappearance reached a low of -1.3 ° C with a snow shower that fell from 7 am.
Family said Mr. Whitlock had no ties with Mount Buller and was not a regular visitor to the Alpine region of Victoria, nor was an avid skier
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