Search for answers: Zac Barnes’ mother Karen Gudelj and step father Michael Gudelj at a search earlier this year and (inset) missing teenager Zac. It’s a milestone Karen and Michael Gudeljhoped would never be reached.
November 13, 2017will mark one year sincetheir son Zac Barnes was last seen, dashing from a friend’s car into bushnear Thornton.
It’s been a difficult 12 months for the 18-year-old’s family.
Zac’s younger sisters still wake in the middle of the night when it rains, scared their beloved older brotheris somewhere outside,getting wet.
The family’s concern for their missing boy hasn’t eased for a second of the last year, leading to their latest attempt to find out what happened that night on November 13.
The pain of not knowing‘I know he would have not just run off’Help us find ZacThey’re calling for volunteers this weekend for a search of the bushland whereZac is suspected of disappearing. Karenhopes it will shed some light on a question that pains their family every day.
“We just want to know if he’s in there or not,” she said of the stretch of bush along Haussman Drive.
If Zac isn’t located there, they can at least focuson different areas and possibilities, Karen reasoned.
The most recent search comes almost a year after Zac was last seen.
The apprentice bricklayerwas at a friend’s house before he suddenly wanted to leave to get a train at Thornton railway station, according to his friends.On the wayZac asked his friend to stop the car, thengot out and ran off into the bush off of Haussman Drive.
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