Eastwood Local Area Command
Police Appeal For Help To Identify Deaf And Mute Male Teenager – Epping
Police have appealed for the public’s help to identify a deaf and mute male teenager found wandering the streets in Epping last night (Thursday 17 December).
About 8.30pm Police patrolling Blaxland Road noticed the boy walking alone and in a dishevelled state.
The Police officers attempted to speak to the boy; however it became apparent he was deaf and mute.
Concerned for the boy’s safety, the officers took him back to Eastwood Police Station in an attempt to communicate with him and locate his parents.
All efforts, however, to communicate with the boy were unsuccessful.
At this stage the name, home address and parents of the young person is currently unknown.
The boy is of white/European appearance and is 155 cm tall with a slim build and short blond hair. He is about 16 years old.
He was wearing a white Nike brand baseball cap, navy blue v-neck tee shirt with an image of Spiderman on the front and back, black knee-length shorts and white joggers.
Leading Senior Constable Timothy Shields from the Eastwood Local Command said the Police were hopeful a member of the public could identify the teenager.
“The Police rely on the public in situations like this for help.” Senior Constable Shields said.
“We are determined to find out who this boy is, who his parents or guardians are and make sure he gets home safely in time for Christmas.”
“All our efforts so far have been unsuccessful but we are hoping that with the community’s help this will be a story that has a happy ending.” Senior Constable Shields said.
Anyone that recognises the teenager or can shed any light on his identity is urged to contact Eastwood Police Station on (02) 9858 9299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Calls can be made anonymously.