Family of missing Scots pensioner say they ‘just want him home’ in desperate appeal
The daughter of a missing Scots pensioner has begged people to ‘please, please keep looking’ for her dad in an emotional appeal.
Alexander Murdoch, also known as Alec, was last seen in the Marmion Road area of North Berwick around 10pm on Thursday, June 22. His daughter Lydia says the 71-year-old may have travelled to Edinburgh and fears he may have become ‘lost or confused’ after suffering a stroke, Edinburgh Live reports.
Police Scotland have also issued a public appeal to help trace Alec, with officers describing his disappearance as ‘unusual’ and ‘out of character’. Alec is white, 5ft 8/9ins tall, of slim/medium build, with grey/white hair which is balding on top and very close shaven on the sides. He also wears wire-framed glasses.
In a search update, Lydia thanked people for their efforts so far and urged everyone to keep sharing her dad’s picture. Posting to Instagram, she wrote: “Thanks so much to everyone who has been sharing dad’s photo and keeping an eye out for him.
“Putting all info here so there’s a more permanent place that won’t disappear like Instagram stories. Please please keep looking for dad – we just want him home.”
Lydia added that her dad suffered a stroke two years ago, with the family now fearing that he may have experienced another due to the unusual circumstances surrounding his sudden disappearance.
She added: “Dad had a stroke in December 2021. We’re concerned something similar may have happened as it is very out of character for him to be gone with no word.
“He may be lost or confused. Please keep an eye out and help us get him home safe.”
Inspector Laura Stevenson said: “This is very unusual for Alexander and concerns are growing for his welfare and we want to make sure he is safe and well.
“Anyone who has seen him or knows of his whereabouts, please get in touch. Also, can householders please check their gardens, sheds, outbuildings and communal areas in case Alexander has sought shelter.”
Anyone with information can contact Lydia’s Instagram account, @lydiarymu or contact Police Scotland quoting crime reference number 2037.
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