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Six days and no sign of missing dad and daughter

Eeva Dorendahl, 4, has been missing from Pottsville since January 11.
Eeva Dorendahl, 4, has been missing from Pottsville since January 11. Contributed: Tweed Police Facebo

NO sign of missing Pottsville father and daughter had been found today.

Strike Force Beadle are continuing to probe through the mountain of public tip-offs they have in the hope of finding the pair who have now been missing for six days.

No sightings of Greg Hutchings, 35, and daughter Eeva Dorendahl, 4, have been confirmed since they were last seen on Pottsville Rd about 12.30pm Saturday.

Mr Hutchings' bank account and phone have also registered no activity, say police.

Detectives have spent today focusing on whether Mr Hutchings may be hiding at the Blue Mountains or in the Mullumbimby area near Byron Bay.

 

BACKGROUND

Saturday-Sunday: Greg Hutchings was due to hand his daughter over to her Sunshine Coast based mother on Saturday at Pottsville. He texted to his former partner to say they were on their way, the pair failed to show. The mother raised the alarm soon after. Mr Hutchings and his daughter had just enjoyed a two-week visit together. The pair were last seen on Pottsville Rd about 12.30pm on Saturday. It is believed the pair do not have access to a car.

Monday: Twenty SES volunteers searched bushland between Efran Ave and James Ambrose Brown Park near where the pair were last seen, and a creek at Overall Dr. Police held a press conference to appeal for information. Police also checked airlines and bus companies.

Tuesday:  No trace was found of the pair despite extensive land, water and air searches which had included surf life saver club members. A police chopper, known as Polair, also joined the search. A suspected sighting of the pair at Nambucca Heads and then Coffs Harbour turned out to be two false alarms.

Wednesday: Eeva's mother denies claims she was planning to move her daughter to her native Finland.  Greg's mother told media her son had been depressed.  Police establish Strikeforce Beadle to investigate the disappearance. They have a huge volume of info supplied by the public to check. The search continues without any success.

Thursday: Police spend the day coming through an influx of tip-offs from the public. The physical search is called off as all efforts focus on the tip-offs. Mr Hutchings mother tells media police may now be searching for bodies.

Friday: Strike Force Beadle detectives focus on tip-offs Mr Hutchings may be in his former home of the Blue Mountains or at Mullumbimby. There has still been no confirmed sightings of the pair.

Description:  Mr Hutchings is described as Caucasian in appearance, 175cm tall, short brown curly hair and of thin build. Last seen wearing a black long-sleeve shirt, grey trousers and a black backpack.  Eeva is described as Caucasian in appearance, with long blonde hair, blue eyes and of a thin build. Last seen wearing an oversized blue and white-coloured shirt and multicoloured board shorts.

Contact: If you have seen the pair, contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

Topics:  eeva dorendahl greg hutchings missing persons pottsville tweed police



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