Aaron Payne(Missing Man)
Aaron disappeared in the Royal National Park while on a nature hike researching frogs. His car was located at a nearby parking lot.
Full Name: Aaron Payne
Alternative Name: Unknown
La Apoda: Desconocido
Nombres Alternativos: Desconocido
The Disappearance (La Desaparición)
Date: October 20, 2018 (Saturday)
Location: Royal National Park, Bundeena, New South Wales, Australia
Fecha: 20 de octubre de 2018 (sábado)
Falta en la fecha: Parque Nacional Real, Bundeena, Nueva Gales del Sur, Australia
Aaron Payne was a Sutherland Shire hearing support teacher and a passionate naturalist and hiker. He was visiting the Royal National Park on his own that evening, apparently to conduct research on frogs which he was interested in. The lagoons at Jibbon and Marley Beach both offer good places to find frogs.
The last person to see Aaron was his sister who saw him as he left home in Engadine, Sydney. Authorities found his vehicle on October 20 in a car park along Beachcomber Ave. near the trail head in Bundeena. It appears he was heading into the bushland along the Coast Track by Jibbon Beach.
*The government notice says he was 172cm, was missing since October 19, and his vehicle was found on October 20 (Link). Most other sources say he was 165–170cm, was missing on October 20, and his vehicle was found on October 22 (AMPR). For this article, we have used the most commonly reported information and noted the differences here. However, please be aware that the publicly known facts in this case are somewhat questionable given the many discrepancies.
Date of Birth: 1986
Age at Disappearance: 32
Gender at Birth: Male
Hair: Short, Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5’5″ — 5’7″ (165–170 cm)
Weight: Medium or Slim Build
Fecha de Nacimiento: 1986
Sexo al nacer: Masculino
Cabello: Corto, Marrón
Color de los ojos: Azules
Altura: 5’5″ — 5’7″ (165–170 cm)
Peso: Figura delgada o mediana
Distinguishing Features (Características Distintivas)
- Hearing Aids
- Aparato Auditivo
- Navy Blue Shirt
- Beige Shorts
- Dark Hiking Boots
- Camisa azul marino
- Pantalones cortos beige
- Botas de montaña oscuras
- Lámpara de cabeza
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Aaron Payne (Missing Person)
Aaron Payne was a Sutherland Shire hearing support teacher and a passionate naturalist and hiker. He was visiting the…
Aaron Payne was last seen by his sister leaving his home in Engadine. His car was found at Beachcomber Avenue Bundeena…
- Kolimar, E. (2018) ‘NSW Police call off ground search for missing bushwalker Aaron Payne in the Royal National Park’, St. George & Sutherland Shire Leader, 24 October. Link.
- Australian Missing Persons Register, “Aaron Payne”, Link.
- 9News (2018) ‘Search underway for bushwalker missing since Saturday’, 22 October, Link.
- Bundeena Info (2018) “Search for Missing Bushwalker”, 24 October, Link.
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