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Vic TEJ CHITNIS: Missing from Burwood East, Vic - 27 April 2016 - Age 22

Discussion in 'Australia: Missing & Unidentified' started by MarlyWings, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. Reva chitnis

    Reva chitnis New Member

    There is no pressure on Tej from home. He could have taken off and traveled the world or just taken time out. Wish he had just told us instead of disappearing. We love him and just want him to be ok wherever he is.
     
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  2. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Hello and :welcome: !

    I am hoping he did like my brother and took a break. He contacted us in due time. During the time where we didn't know where he was, I was up and down in my concerns. I pray you and your family are doing okay. Is there something we can do to help?
     
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  3. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Hello awal! Thank you so much for your posts. It's a pleasure to have you join us!
     
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  4. Reva chitnis

    Reva chitnis New Member


    Please keep the awareness going someone will see him soon
     
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  5. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    Hi Reeva and welcome to CrimeWatchers even though it is under terrible circumstances!

    No problem at all with keeping the awareness for Tej going......until he makes his way back home to you!

    A quick question if that's ok with you. Apart from his car being seen on CCTV and his phone turned off there, were there any other reasons as to why the initial searches took place mainly in Healesville??
     
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  6. awal

    awal New Member

    Could he have left the country without being detected? I read somewhere that his passport is still at home. Also, what about his car? Sold it? Hidden in bushland? Too many possibilities.

    Reva, has the police looked at his phone call history weeks/months prior to his disappearance?
     
  7. Reva chitnis

    Reva chitnis New Member

    Yes too many possibilities every question brings about 10 more
    Only reason to search healsville and surrounds us because of the CCTV
    No idea why he would have gone there
    No leads at all since then other than the fact we found out from police he hadn't attended Uni. Perhaps the reason for his to take off
    Which is sad only if he had told us we would gave supported him through whatever he would have wanted to do. He is more precious than anything else
    Yes passport is at home
     
  8. Reva chitnis

    Reva chitnis New Member

    Vodafone has been great they've released 2 years of his phone records so have the banks no surprises there
    That's why the immense anguish and concern
     
  9. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Are there communities where he would blend in, that wouldn't know he is missing, or even hide him? Here in the States, the country is so vast and we have so many cities that a person can actually hide in plain sight. I don't know if it's that way in Australia or not?
     
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  10. Reva chitnis

    Reva chitnis New Member

    Same here in Australia it's vast
     
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  11. awal

    awal New Member

    Australia is a massive Kimster! Here is a comparison https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-s...dr05/5/0/enhanced-buzz-5171-1388899762-22.jpg

    Even though we have less population, still plenty of places to hide. Good example here http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/...n/news-story/0430329160eeb459036ca9836183e5dc

    I don't know Melbourne too well (from Brisbane myself) but is Maroondah Highway the main route out of Melbourne if travelling to Canberra or Sydney?
     
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  12. MadgeS

    MadgeS Bronze Member

    I hope and pray he comes back to you safely. btw-welcome to CW.
    I know sometimes people need to get away.....I hope if Tej felt this way he will at least call you.
     
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  13. MadgeS

    MadgeS Bronze Member

    Welcome awal!
     
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  14. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    The countryside is very vast in Oz also. Outside of Healesville and surrounds it really becomes mountainous. I think if he'd stayed around one of the smaller towns he would have been noticed by someone. IF he'd continued on to somewhere like Sydney, he could easily blend in or hide.

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  15. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    Thanks for your replies Reva!

    Re Tej's phone and bank records.....were there any larger transactions or withdrawals made during the time leading up to him going missing??....Anything that might suggest he may have bought another phone or transferred money to another account??

    This is just me thinking out loud but I'm wondering if you know of anyone who has a car similar to Tej's?? They could do a test drive up that highway just to see how far they'd travel on one tank of petrol. IF he had extra fuel and cash on board he would have needed to stop at a service station somewhere. Even though it's country Victoria there'd still be quite a few of them along the highway and in the various towns.
     
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  16. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    You can travel Maroondah Highway and quite easily get onto the Hume Highway which is the main highway leading into Sydney from the west.

    Maroondah is one heck of a very long highway!!
     
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  17. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    I just went back to go over some of the earlier reports and came across this. I wonder what made police think Tej had an "affinity" with that area.

    Senior Sergeant Mick Jones told the Mail there were indications he had an affinity with the Yarra Valley and Healesville.

    http://upperyarra.starcommunity.com.au/mail/2016-05-02/time-to-find-tej/
     
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  18. MULDER

    MULDER Bronze Member

    Welcome Reeva,
    Thankyou for being here and thank-you for taking the time out to talk with us.
     
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  19. MULDER

    MULDER Bronze Member

    Still looking and hoping that there will be some news soon.

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  20. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Thanks @MULDER! I'm tweeting Tej again now.
     
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