MYSTERY AD: Dad tries to track down long lost son
JAMIE of Casino or Grafton, are you out there somewhere?
Because someone is searching for you.
The cryptic classified advertisement placed in the Daily Telegraph newspaper on the weekend was compelling as it was elusive.
"If you are called JAMIE and were born in Casino about 1967 and moved to Grafton and have lived in Victoria and your mother's name was Robyn and stepfather's name was Arthur, please get in touch with Malcolm Carr of Metro Lawyers 0414 128 420," the classified reads.
The Northern Star called Mr Carr, who said his client wanted his identity kept hidden.
"I've made an undertaking to my client not to reveal his identity," Mr Carr said
"I can't do that without his instructions."
But Mr Carr did reveal other details about why the ad was placed.
"He wants to trace someone who was his biological son, born some time ago.
"They lost touch 60 odd years ago in the first two years of his life."
Mr Carr said the mystery client had three sons altogether and had successfully tracked down the other two with the same method.
"But the third one, the oldest one, has proved most elusive."
He said one of the other sons had never been able to get a copy of his birth certificate because the name he knew himself as was not his real name.
But since meeting his biological father, he now knew his given name and had been able to track down his certificate.