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Vic MARK TROMP – Missing from Silvan VIC, 1st Sept 2016, Age 51 yo *Located*

Discussion in 'Australia: Located/Resolved' started by MULDER, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    Sure it's ok....if 7News can write Trump then you can too....lol.

    TRUMP was plastered right across their bulletin about the case couple nights back!
     
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  2. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    I wonder why police are now wanting to drop the car theft charges!??!?

    And did police drink their cups of tea!?!?!......heck I wouldn't have!!

    This case gives me a headache.....lol.
     
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  3. MULDER

    MULDER Bronze Member

    :teehee:

    :wine: :okay::horse:
     
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  4. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Who knew I could make a clean get away, as long as I serve a pot of tea to the police!
     
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  5. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    Tromp walkabout was no picnic, more a fresh entry in grim Australian storybook

    September 10 2016

    Among the many images gleaned from the Tromp family's ill-fated car journey from outer Melbourne into the wilds of NSW – a long, 1500-kilometre road to nowhere – one remains more frightening than the rest.

    The finer details of it are thin because the man who found Riana Tromp, 29, the eldest child of the successful berry farming family from Silvan, has opted not to elaborate beyond the basics. But what we know is Keith Whittaker, of Goulburn, got in his ute to drive to Canberra last week and felt a kicking on the back of his seat.

    Mr Whittaker found Riana huddled in the back, "catatonic". That is, not moving, staring straight ahead, unresponsive. He called the police and she was taken away and remains in Wangaratta, back in Victoria, in the care of mental health workers alongside her similarly affected mother Jacoba, who had also walked out on the trip.

    Out there somewhere was father Mark Tromp, tailgating a random driver in Wangaratta late at night before vanishing himself, into dark parkland on the regional city's fringe, the keys left dangling in the ignition.

    When news of the Tromps' disappearance first broke, it already felt familiar. It felt like a variation on the Netflix show Stranger Things, itself a pastiche on missing-people stories from the 1980s. The strange gaps in the information also read like something out of the 1990s TV show the X Files, with its protagonists fleeing from technology but tracked just the same.

    But the real echoes are much closer to home

    Return to Riana dazed and mute in the back of a stranger's ute, unable to say who she was or what had played out – this narrative is straight from an Australian horror story, the road-trip gone wrong.

    It has been a common trope in Australian storytelling since Europeans first arrived, starting with the bush tales, the Victorian gothics, the movies. From the many retellings of Bourke and Wills to Patrick White's Voss to those 1970s classic films Walkabout and Picnic at Hanging Rock, the premise remains the same. City folk head into the bush and get lost, metaphorically and physically.

    In time, there may be an explanation for what triggered this trip into the unknown. But perhaps there won't be.

    As the gardener says at the end of Picnic at Hanging Rock: "Some questions got answers and some haven't."

    http://www.smh.com.au/national/trom...rim-australian-storybook-20160908-grbkfc.html
     
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  6. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    The above article is very long. It says a lot, tries to make some rather silly comparisons but really doesn't say too much at all....lol.

    This is also in above article....

    In Rianna Tromp's case she was in the original Tromp car that set out from Silvan, a grey Peugeot wagon owned by her sister, then she was in the vehicle that her sister allegedly stole, then she was found in Kevin Whitaker's ute.

    In meantime the other sister went home to feed the horses. Why didn't she stay with the sister!?!??!....why did she leave!?!??!
     
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  7. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    Just a few of the theories that have been doing the rounds.....

    'Is there something in the water?' From chemical poisoning to being chased by assassins - the theories behind the bizarre Tromp family meltdown

    8 September 2016

    Contaminated drinking water, farm chemicals that cause mental illness and a shared psychotic disorder.

    These are the theories that are being used to explain the Tromp family's bizarre decision to flee their Victorian home.

    Speculation about the cause of the paranoid family's off-grid holiday has been rife since news of the family's ordeal first broke - and police are still working to find out what caused them to leave.

    Investigators have been confronted with a number of wild theories and while they accept son Mitchell's insistence the family's bizarre breakdown was spurred on by escalating 'business and personal matters', the exact trigger has not been determined.

    Toxins in the water

    Poisoned by farming chemicals including pesticides

    Shared psychotic disorder experienced by the family

    Stressful renovations

    The stresses of farming

    Elaborate money-making hoax

    No psychosis –people sent to hurt the family

    Alien abduction

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...s-theories-bizarre-Tromp-family-meltdown.html




     
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  8. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    At least we have one question answered...police drank the tea.....lol...

    Mr Knight hit back at the rumours as he pointed out Ella Tromp made him a cup of tea at the family home while under questioning on Tuesday night - saying he is still mentally sound.

    'I said no, I'm sitting here drinking here a cup of tea - and I haven't taken off or had any delusional thoughts.'


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...s-theories-bizarre-Tromp-family-meltdown.html
     
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  9. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    Make that two questions answered. Re charges being dropped for stealing the car.....her father's brother is a cop.....

    Ella - a horse-loving girl who spoke to the media last week - was released into the care of her uncle. Investigators are compiling a report which will recommend to prosecutors her charges be withdrawn, Sgt Knight said - although prosecutors will ultimately decide what to do.

    Father-of-three Mark Tromp was released into the care of his two brothers on Saturday night after being found on the side of the road near Wangaratta. He was accompanied by his Monbulk police officer brother, Ken.

    http://mogaznews.com/en/World-News/...rges-against-Ella-Tromp-over-car-?source=true
     
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  10. MULDER

    MULDER Bronze Member

    I knew we forgot one!
    I was going to put it in!
    :spin:
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2016
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  11. MULDER

    MULDER Bronze Member

    On a serious note - it is a really good question.
    If Riana Tromp was in such a seriously depleted state, what was the cause.
    She was very lucky that the Kevin Whitaker got her help by calling the Police.
     
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  12. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    Kimster would have loved it....lol.
     
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  13. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    Let's see what Sunday night brings on Ch9 or 7!
     
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  14. MULDER

    MULDER Bronze Member

    I almost thought of asking to borrow her Lost in Space Tin Foil Hat Avatar - I love that Avatar!!!
     
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