Sydney groundskeeper’s disappearance ‘out of character’

When groundskeeper Gerald Whitefoot failed to return from work almost 45 years ago, his disappearance was considered out of character.

Mr Whitefoot’s daughter was the last person to see her father, as he left their home on Cabramatta Avenue, Miller in Sydney’s west on Friday, December 9 in 1977.

The groundskeeper then walked to his work at a local school on Hillview Parade, Lurnea between 8am and 8.30am.

Gerald Whitefoot was last seen by his daughter leaving his home on Cabramatta Avenue, Miller, as he walked to his workplace between 8am and 8.30am on Friday, December 9 in 1977. (NSW Police)

He was 44 years old at the time.

Mr Whitefoot, who would now be aged 88, was known by several names, including Gerald Brady, Gerald Toms and Gerry.

At the time, the groundskeeper was described as being of Caucasian appearance, with dark-coloured hair, brown eyes, and of medium build.

Mr Whitefoot’s disappearance is being investigated by Liverpool police.

Crime manager Detective Inspector Timothy Liddiard said missing persons cases have a “long-term and traumatic toll” on families.

“Many of whom never get over their loved ones vanishing,” Mr Liddiard said.

“We want to provide some answers for Mr Whitefoot’s family.

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“Extensive inquiries have been made by police and we continue to seek any information which the community may have – no matter how insignificant it may seem – as it may hold the key to finding out what happened to Mr Whitefoot.

“Any information provided can be treated with the strictest of confidence.”

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