‘Come home for our baby’ pleads missing man’s partner
THE heavily pregnant partner of missing Terranora man Patrick Foresi, who was last seen two weeks ago, has made a desperate plea for him to return home in time for the birth of their first child.
Mr Foresi's partner, who is 37 weeks pregnant with their first child, holds grave concerns for the 42-year-old man who was last seen leaving his Jumbuck Cres home around 7am on May 30.
When Mr Foresi did not return home, his family to contacted Tweed Byron Local Area Command police who have since scoured the region with help from the NSW Police Missing Person's Unit.
Police have so far not been able to find the man, despite searching at least 13 hotels in the Tweed Shire and Mount Mebbin National Park, where the boilermaker frequently camped.
Mr Foresi's partner, who wishes not to be named, said Pat had never gone missing before and the stress of his disappearance was taking a toll on her pregnancy with their first baby.
"Emotionally, I am extremely upset, not knowing where he is or if he is okay," she said.
"I'm also physically exhausted and stressed to the point that it is starting to affect the baby, so the doctors would like to induce me next week."
Chief Inspector Mick Dempsey said without his mobile phone, officers could not trace Mr Foresi through phone signal triangulation and there were no further leads in the disappearance case.
"It's like looking for a needle in a haystack, really," Insp Dempsey said.
"We're obviously still looking for him, we haven't got any firm leads on where he's gone.
"He may have another phone. You can only triangulate a phone that's switched on."
Mr Foresi's partner is desperate for answers and urged him to make contact with her or the police.
"All we need to know is that he is okay," she said.
"There are many people around him that love him and care for him, and there's no reason for him to be scared to contact any of us."
Mr Foresi is of Caucasian appearance, about 175cm tall, of medium build, with brown hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion.
He has distinctive scars on both arms and tattoo sleeves, with script writing and bluebirds surrounding it on his right forearm.
Mr Foresi was last seen travelling in a maroon Nissan Patrol 4WD with NSW registration plates CE4 2BZ.
Anyone who knows of Mr Foresi's whereabouts is urged to contact local police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.