News

Missing Terranora man found dead in Queensland

Peter Tawton
Peter Tawton

UPDATE, 2.07pm Tuesday July 29:

THE man reported missing from a Terranora home on Monday has been found dead in Queensland.

72-year-old  Peter Tawton was found deceased in Gympie on Monday night after being involved in a car crash.

It's believed no other vehicles were involved in the crash. 

The Daily News understands Mr Tawton suffered from dementia. 

Queensland Police will continue to investigate the crash and will be preparing a report for the coroner. 

The last time Mr Tawton was seen alive was on Sunday afternoon, when he visited Eagle Boys in Tweed Heads South.

According to an Eagle Boys employee, Mr Tawton ordered a BBQ Chicken and Bacon Pizza, a 1.25L soft drink and a garlic bread.

"He was a nice man who came in every week to get it," the employee said.

 

 

UPDATE, 1.52pm: THE last thing Peter Tawton is known to have done is picked up a pizza at Tweed Heads South.

That was early Sunday afternoon. No-one has seen or heard from him since.

Police have released more details about the Terranora man and his disappearance, saying he arrived at the South Tweed Eagle Boys in his white Hyundai Getz, with NSW registration BT 74 WC.

Police have confirmed Mr Tawton collected his pizza about 1.30pm, but hasn't been seen or heard from since. They have also updated his age, describing him as 72, not 74 as previously described. 

11.26am: AN ELDERLY man is missing after failing to return home after going to shops in the Tweed Heads region on Sunday.

Tweed Byron police Detective Inspector Brendan Cullen said the 74-year-old was last seen by his partner at about 1.30pm.

"On Sunday the man drove his motor vehicle from his home at Terranora to Eagle Boys pizza at Tweed Heads," he said.

Det Insp Cullen said the man's family contacted police when he failed to return home as it was totally out of character for him.

The man is described as being 183cm tall, of a slight build, with grey hair.

He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue denim shorts, and leather thongs and driving a white Hyundai Getz.

Anyone who has seen the man or his vehicle is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Topics:  missing person, police



More Northern River schools needed to be counted in

John Foreman and Jay Laga'aia at a songwriting workshop earlier this year.

Music - Count Us In will be held in November

Woman in hospital after car rollover on Pacific Highway

A car rollover is affecting traffic on the Pacific Highway.

A woman involved in highway rollover has been taken to hospital

Why Chris Hemsworth was spotted wearing nail polish

RED CARPET: Do you think Chris Hemsworth is the typical unpolished but well-natured Aussie bloke?

He's now officially the best bloke in Australia

Local Partners

From purr to a roar, Meow Meow is not kitten

ANYTHING IS PAWSIBLE: Acclaimed cabaret star Meow Meow returns to Lismore.

Anything can happen during her local shows this week

Break strings, ho hearts

Ukulele player A. J. Leonard and cellist Jenny Rowling.

Master ukulelist visits this week

More Northern River schools needed to be counted in

John Foreman and Jay Laga'aia at a songwriting workshop earlier this year.

Music - Count Us In will be held in November

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber split

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber have split after 11 years together.

Why Chris Hemsworth was spotted wearing nail polish

RED CARPET: Do you think Chris Hemsworth is the typical unpolished but well-natured Aussie bloke?

He's now officially the best bloke in Australia

Testament's new album is a concept album

ROME, ITALY- JULY 27, 2016: Testament photographed at The Roman Collisseium in Rome, Italy on July 27,2016. Gene Ambo

Testament to release new album

Buyers forking out millions

Owners benefiting from undersupplied Northern Rivers market

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Sunshine Beach property breaks real estate record

The property overlooks Sunshine Beach, as the backyard lawn meets the sand.

Sunshine Beach mansion sale smashes real estate record

New $33 million development planned for Ballina Shire

The site of a proposed seniors living development at Skennars Head.

Plans include 211 homes, clubhouse and recreational facilities

SOLD: Historic hotel finds new owner

Post Office Hotel Grafton

Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Pub in new hands and heading in a brand new direction