Advice on Missing Person in Phnom Penh

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Advice on Missing Person in Phnom Penh

Post by djangokillah » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:42 am

Hi All,

I'm having trouble locating my dad who is currently residing in Phnom Penh and I would really appreciate some assistance and/ or general advice on the matter.

My Dad's name is Ed Jurkiewicz (sometimes goes by the nickname 'Hollywood' or simply Ed) and he's a 59 y/o Australian. About 6'1 tall and average built with grey hair (sorry no recent photo to post). He has been living in Phnom Penh for about 7 years on and in between stints back in Australia. He is a heavy drinker and smoker and I imagine would have frequented establishments at Riverside or street 51 and alike. He also had a Khmer girlfriend called Sal for a long while, and although they are no longer together I know they are still in contact. Over the past seven years of living in Phnom Penh he has been in stages of both decent and dire financial health which I imagine would affect the lifestyle he has led at various stages while in Cambodia.

Anyway I have no idea where exactly he has been living recently but I am informed his current flat was somewhere near the Royal Palace in PP. I have been speaking to him a fair bit recently via Whatsapp and he has run out of money and was expressing suicidal ideations. He hasn't been active on Whatsapp since Saturday 1/12/18 when we last spoke when he was saying some pretty dark stuff and sounding very hopeless. I wouldn't be surprised if he has died in PP in the past few days (obviously I hope not but it seems to be a pretty common situation for old expat dudes unfortunately). It's been pretty stressful being unable to contact him but if anyone has information on the following I would appreciate if you could share on here;

His address.

Known associates.

Whether he's dead or alive.

Sal's phone number

The likelyhood of the Australian Consulate being informed if his landlord or neighbour etc. has found him dead somewhere.

The likelyhood of the Australian Consulate eventually informing me/ my family if he has passed away in Cambodia.

The general protocol when an Australian dies in Cambodia/ PP or when this sort of thing happens.

Any other advice on the matter.

Sorry in advance if some of these questions are answered elsewhere on the forum already!

P.s My name is Eddie and I am his son, I was involved in a pretty gnarly motorbike accident while riding between Kampot and PP about 5 years ago.. perhaps you might have heard my dad speak of this and may hopefully help jog someones memory?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Advice on Missing Person in Phnom Penh

Post by davegorman » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:54 pm

There’s no news about your father passing away that I’ve seen Eddie.
Also you should contact the Australian embassy in PP as they are often contacted when a citizen is in distress etc.

You should join the PP Expats page on Facebook where you’ll get more results.

Good luck.
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Re: Advice on Missing Person in Phnom Penh

Post by fax » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:37 pm

Does he drive an MC and order beers by the bucket to save the time it takes to wait?
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Re: Advice on Missing Person in Phnom Penh

Post by explorer » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:08 pm

A photo would be useful, even if it is not recent. We may see people but not ask their names.
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Re: Advice on Missing Person in Phnom Penh

Post by Cam Nivag » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:09 pm

Why is he nicknamed Hollywood if he's Australian? That sounds like a nickname a guy gives himself. Like T-Bone.

Middle aged, heavy drinker and smoker, depressed, broke, that describes virtually every expat between Wat Phnom and Independence Monument.
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Re: Advice on Missing Person in Phnom Penh

Post by Tim Linkinwater » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:30 pm

I knew Ed and know Sao pretty well.
I know he's been seen recently.
Let me see what I can find out. Will report back very soon.
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Re: Advice on Missing Person in Phnom Penh

Post by Tim Linkinwater » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:46 pm

0k.
This morning he was at Sao's family house and was fine.
He said he was going back to Australia next week but I think was looking for a loan.

Sao is over the border in Thailand at the moment and they.are not in contact. The above information came from her nephew.
Sorry, I can't work out how to send a PM on this website.

I'll send someone to check on him tomorrow and tell him to contact you but in the meantime I don't think you need to worry. I'm also in Thailand at the mo. Or is go find him myself.
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Re: Advice on Missing Person in Phnom Penh

Post by Tim Linkinwater » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:32 pm

He's alive and kicking and well. I just spoke to him on someone else's phone.
I told him to contact you and why.
All the best.
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Re: Advice on Missing Person in Phnom Penh

Post by side » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:43 pm

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Re: Advice on Missing Person in Phnom Penh

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:45 pm

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