ANNABEL Burn, the wife of missing Warrnambool man Michael Burn, has begged anyone with information to contact police.
The father of two went missing from his brother Russell’s home at Tarrington around 7pm Sunday.
Mrs Burn said her husband’s disappearance was completely out of the ordinary.
She spoke to him before he left Tarrington when he told her he would be home soon.
“Normally when he goes somewhere he will ring me, contact me to tell me he’s fine, doing well and has arrived safely,” she said.
“He was quite happy and said he was coming home.
“He told me ‘don’t worry about tea, I’ll be home tonight’.
“I was expecting him to be home that night I waited until 1 o’clock but he didn’t come home, he didn’t turn up.”
Mrs Burn said she had no idea what might have happened to Michael.
“He’s a good person … a good provider,” she said.
“He’s a good father and husband to us.
“I couldn’t think of any reason he would run away or something, because I know he loves us so much.”
Michael spent the three days prior to his disappearance working his brother’s Russell’s home.
“His mood was fine, there were no red flags, no indication of any issues,” Russell said.
“He was quite looking forward to getting back to Warrnambool to catch up with Annabel and the children after three days of being with us.
“Michael’s the sort of guy who would do anything for anyone.
“He’s a very genuine guy … and a very loving father and husband.”
“It’s totally out of character.”
Russell said the fact there had been no sightings of Michael or his vehicle “beggars belief”.
He said not having any leads was frustrating and worrying for the family.
“That’s the part we can’t get our heads around.
“Obviously the longer it goes on the more concerning it is for everyone.”
Russell said Michael was one of six children and the family had come together to support each other.
“He thanked extended family and friends and said the support on social media had been fantastic.
“It’s just a matter of supporting each other and certainly the focus is on Annabel and the kids and finding Michael,” he said.
“We all appreciate all the support and just want to keep it going.”
* Michael is 50 years old. He was last seen at Tarrington around 7pm on Sunday August 17. He is described as 180cm tall, thin build and has short brown hair. He was wearing a hi-vis jacket, blue work pants and work boots and was driving a Holden Rodeo Ute registration WLV 615.
ANYONE WHO HAS SEEN MICHAEL OR HAS INFORMATION IS URGED TO CALL 000 OR CRIMESTOPPERS ON 1800 333 000.