Friends in Facebook hunt for lost dad

FAMILY and friends of a Sunshine Coast man who has been missing for two months fear he is living on the streets of Brisbane after suffering a breakdown.

Michael Caesar has only been seen once since he left his elderly mother's Maleny home in November, although he phoned his two young children on Christmas Day.

Friends said the 46-year-old personal trainer had been stressed before he disappeared but it was out of character for him not to keep in touch.

A "fitness fanatic" and keen marathon runner, Mr Caesar has lived with his mother for about six years.

"He is very good to his mum - they are very close," a family friend said.

"He has shared custody of his two children, aged nine and 11, and is exceptionally close to them as well."

She said on the morning Mr Caesar first disappeared, he gave his mum his credit card so she could go shopping and walked out the door.

He was found by police in Caboolture and spent three days in psychiatric care before disappearing again.

"He has no money, no wallet and no phone," the friend said.

"He's not the sort of person who would simply decide to disappear. His mum believes he may be suffering from stress-related illness and is desperate to see him again.

"He rang his children from a payphone on Christmas Day and alluded to the fact he was in Brisbane. He might be volunteering with a charity group because he's done that in the past."

Mr Caesar is 180cm tall with an athletic build, blue eyes and thinning grey hair.

His friends have set up a Facebook page - Help Us Find Michael Caesar - in the hope that someone can help.

"We are desperate for news," the friend said.

"His children and his mum are in a terrible state and hope someone out there will be able to help."



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