The search for the missing Bentleigh couple Otto and Gerda continues after the car is found in Rainbow and Birchip

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Golden Lexus of missing Melbourne elderly couple spotted ‘stranded by a lake’ after being helped by truck driver, but police find no sign of them

  • Concerns about the missing couple Otto and Gerda, 87 from southeast Melbourne
  • Couple last seen exiting the Kings Way parking lot Tuesday night in a gold Lexus sedan
  • Family raised the alarm after failing to attend a scheduled medical appointment
  • The couple’s sedan was reported in a lake near Rainbow on Wednesday
  • A truck driver assisted the pair before heading north towards Hopetoun
  • Another passerby saw their parked car, but was gone before the police arrived

An elderly couple who disappeared on Tuesday are still missing despite several sightings and an ongoing search.

Otto and Gerda, both 87, from Bentleigh in south-east Melbourne were last seen exiting a Kings Way parking lot on Tuesday around 6:30 pm in their golden Lexus.

Victoria Police said the pair were seen at least twice on Wednesday night, but the officers who responded found no sign of them.

The search continues for missing Bentleigh couple Gerda (left) and Otto (right) after their golden Lexus Sedan was found on Wednesday

The search continues for missing Bentleigh couple Gerda (left) and Otto (right) after their golden Lexus Sedan was found on Wednesday

The couple’s sedan, registered PYM-184, was first stranded on Wednesday near a lake north of Rainbow in Victoria.

Police believe they were assisted by a truck driver and seen driving north on Henty Highway towards Hopetoun.

The car was then spotted again at Sealake-Birchip Road in Birchip at around 9:10 PM by a passerby driving past a parked gold sedan with two people in it.

But when the police arrived, the vehicle was gone.

Concerned family members rang the bell on Wednesday morning after the couple was not present at an agreed medical appointment.

The couple's daughter Sylvie (pictured) said her father has heart disease and both parents have short-term amnesia

The couple's daughter Sylvie (pictured) said her father has heart disease and both parents have short-term amnesia

The couple’s daughter Sylvie (pictured) said her father has heart disease and both parents have short-term amnesia

The couple’s disappearance is beyond their character as they are usually in regular contact with family.

The police are concerned about Otto and Gerda’s well-being, as both require ongoing medical treatment.

The couple’s daughter, Sylvie, said she spoke to her parents four days ago after making a desperate request to return home.

She said her father has heart disease and both parents have short-term amnesia.

The couple have been known to visit the casino and restaurant in Brighton once a week.

Otto is described as being 180 cm tall, of medium build with balding white hair and blue eyes.

Gerda is described as being 170 cm tall with short curly white hair and blue eyes.

Police believe the couple were assisted by a truck driver and were seen driving north on Henty Highway (pictured) towards Hopetoun

Police believe the couple were assisted by a truck driver and were seen driving north on Henty Highway (pictured) towards Hopetoun

Police believe the couple were assisted by a truck driver and were seen driving north on Henty Highway (pictured) towards Hopetoun

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