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Missing boy at Questacon

By johnboy - 24 August 2011 15

ACT Policing is seeking community assistance in locating a 15-year-old boy who went missing from Questacon this afternoon (Wednesday, August 24).

He is described as Caucasian in appearance, 168cm (5’6″) tall with a slender to medium build and has short dark brown hair. He is wearing a black faux leather jacket, black pants and a red, white and blue check shirt.

He is from interstate on a school trip and is unfamiliar with the area.

He has Asbergers syndrome and selective mutism and he may not respond when questioned and may not even look at the person speaking to him.

If you have seen this boy please contact ACT Policing on 131 444.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

UPDATE: We’re hearing he’s been found.

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Missing boy at Questacon
Stevian 2:00 pm 25 Aug 11

PBO said :

Stevian said :

PBO said :

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But the Wombles were very interesting, i dont know if they are still there and i havent checked in a long while. But they were freaky deaky to the max. They would come in to Questacon to use the toilets or to clean up in the washrooms.

Which is very different from living in the toilets as you originally claimed.

The rest of it sounds like the usual moral panic. It MIGHT happen, therefore it MUST happen

Not really, i said that they lived in the public toilets and they came into the centre to use the facilities that were obviously either not working or non existant in the toilet that they lived in. So it is not different at all. Back to you….

I stand corrected

PBO 1:07 pm 25 Aug 11

Stevian said :

PBO said :

[.

But the Wombles were very interesting, i dont know if they are still there and i havent checked in a long while. But they were freaky deaky to the max. They would come in to Questacon to use the toilets or to clean up in the washrooms.

Which is very different from living in the toilets as you originally claimed.

The rest of it sounds like the usual moral panic. It MIGHT happen, therefore it MUST happen

Not really, i said that they lived in the public toilets and they came into the centre to use the facilities that were obviously either not working or non existant in the toilet that they lived in. So it is not different at all. Back to you….

Stevian 12:48 pm 25 Aug 11

PBO said :

[.

But the Wombles were very interesting, i dont know if they are still there and i havent checked in a long while. But they were freaky deaky to the max. They would come in to Questacon to use the toilets or to clean up in the washrooms.

Which is very different from living in the toilets as you originally claimed.

The rest of it sounds like the usual moral panic. It MIGHT happen, therefore it MUST happen

PBO 11:27 am 25 Aug 11

EvanJames said :

PBO said :

Never saw it myself, but i do remember the family that lived in the public toilet there…..we called them the Wombles.

Eh?! Tell us more!!! One vagrant, OK, but a family of them?

What were the abduction attempts? Pedophiles on the prowl, desperate childless people, or non-custodial parents? (Or the usual white slavers).

Like i said, i never saw any of it. But we were warned about it happeneing, I suppose that it would have been parents using it as an opportunity to get a child during separation procedings. There were a few old men who would regularly come down during school excursions but they seemed harmless.

But the Wombles were very interesting, i dont know if they are still there and i havent checked in a long while. But they were freaky deaky to the max. They would come in to Questacon to use the toilets or to clean up in the washrooms.

EvanJames 10:36 am 25 Aug 11

PBO said :

Never saw it myself, but i do remember the family that lived in the public toilet there…..we called them the Wombles.

Eh?! Tell us more!!! One vagrant, OK, but a family of them?

What were the abduction attempts? Pedophiles on the prowl, desperate childless people, or non-custodial parents? (Or the usual white slavers).

milkman 9:45 am 25 Aug 11

Alf said :

At 1745, as dusk pressed quick against the placid waters of Lake Burley Griffin, two AFP Officers on 500HD quad bikes cruised past me near Yarralumla Nursery. They were off-roading through Weston Park with their headlights on. I was about to drive home, but suspected I was witnessing the Governor General’s crack protection team in action. So I followed them in my car to the end of Weston Park Road and stopped to chat. One mentioned they were looking for a child separated from a school group and was not too stressed about the situation. Assuming it was the same kid they were searching for, it is about one hours walk to there from Questacon.

My only point being: quad bike, motocross helmet, goggles, plus a side-arm. AND a fluro vest.

Seriously cool job.

Awesome. I had no idea the Governer General’s crack needed that much protection!

DUB 9:26 am 25 Aug 11

PBO said :

I did a stint of security there in 06′ and they told us when we were briefed about the place that on average there was at least 1 abduction attempt there a month.

Never saw it myself, but i do remember the family that lived in the public toilet there…..we called them the Wombles.

This should be as a main feature of “Questacon at Night”.
Sounds like there is more to Questacon than meets the eye.

PBO 9:03 am 25 Aug 11

I did a stint of security there in 06′ and they told us when we were briefed about the place that on average there was at least 1 abduction attempt there a month.

Never saw it myself, but i do remember the family that lived in the public toilet there…..we called them the Wombles.

ShellyB 10:54 pm 24 Aug 11

I was doing bootcamp near Questacon while the police were searching the area for the boy. Apparently he punched a Questacon employee before he ran off.

Alf 10:23 pm 24 Aug 11

At 1745, as dusk pressed quick against the placid waters of Lake Burley Griffin, two AFP Officers on 500HD quad bikes cruised past me near Yarralumla Nursery. They were off-roading through Weston Park with their headlights on. I was about to drive home, but suspected I was witnessing the Governor General’s crack protection team in action. So I followed them in my car to the end of Weston Park Road and stopped to chat. One mentioned they were looking for a child separated from a school group and was not too stressed about the situation. Assuming it was the same kid they were searching for, it is about one hours walk to there from Questacon.

My only point being: quad bike, motocross helmet, goggles, plus a side-arm. AND a fluro vest.

Seriously cool job.

Henry82 8:21 pm 24 Aug 11

great news on the outcome. hope he is well.

nobody 7:49 pm 24 Aug 11

“He has Asbergers syndrome and selective mutism”. – Should be Asperger’s Syndrome!

INFP 7:48 pm 24 Aug 11

Upon first reading “missing 15 year old boy” i though wtf, he’ll survive.

Then kept reading.. poor kid couldve been scared as hell 🙁

steveu 6:44 pm 24 Aug 11

good to hear he has been found. How stressful for everyone.

grunge_hippy 5:55 pm 24 Aug 11

what a nightmare for all concerned. I hope they find him.

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