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    Australia - Max Castor, 20, Swedish tourist, Port Campbell, Vic, 1 April 2005

    I searched the forum but his name came back with no hits. Hope this is how you add a new thread and is allowed.
    I came across this guy and came to see if there was a thread for him but not that I can see so thought I would add one.

    Where is Max?

    20 year old Swedish tourist Max Vidar Castor came to Australia with two of his friends for a trip of a lifetime.

    Upon arrival in Australia, the three friends bought an old car and travelled along the east coast, occassionally picking up odd jobs along the way. After six months of being in Australia, the two friends had to return home to Sweden, but Max stayed on to continue his trip. Max flew from Brisbane to Melbourne, where he purchased equipment as he intended to walk along the Great Ocean Road.

    The last official recorded sighting of Max was on the 1st of April 2005, when he was dropped off by a bus company at Port Campbell. Max was allegedly sighted walking along the highway towards Apollo Bay at approximately 3:330pm that afternoon and there was another possible sighting of Max in Wye River on the 5th April 2005, but Max has not been sighted since.

    On the 30th March 2005, Max closed all of his bank accounts and proceeded to send all of his personal belongings home to Sweden with a note to his parents indicating that he was "vanishing". Max has not been seen or heard from since.

    Max is well experienced at trekking and outdoor life experiences as he had gained knowledge of these growing up, as well as being involved in Scouts.

    It is believed Max may be living somewhere along the east coast, and his family appeal to anyone with knowledge of Max to please come forward.

    Max's family have never given up hope that one day he will be found, that he will be in contact and let them know he is ok.

    Described as standing 188cm tall with a slim build, Max has blue eyes, blonde hair and although he had a fair complexion when he left Sweden, it is believed he may be well tanned now. Max was last seen wearing a blue windcheater, white T-Shirt, jeans and was carrying a multi-coloured clutch bag and light blue backpack. Max would now be aged 31 years old.

    If you have any information which can assist police and to provide answers to a family left wondering, please contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000

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    Also found this site:
    http://mydeathspace.com/vb/showthrea...g-1-April-2005

    Castor, Max Vidar

    Last seen:
    Friday, 1 April 2005
    Year of birth:
    1985
    Height:
    188cm
    Build:
    Slim
    Eyes:
    Blue
    Hair:
    Blonde
    Complexion:
    Fair
    Gender:
    Male

    Circumstances
    Max Castor is a Swedish tourist travelling around Australia. He was last seen at Port Campbell on 1st April 2005 where he was dropped off by a bus company and was seen later that day 3.30pm walking along the highway towards Apollo Bay, possible sighting at Wye River on 5th April 2005. No contact with family has been made since the 30th March 2005. Missing person closed all bank accounts on that date and sent personal items home to Sweden with a note to his parents indicating that he was 'vanishing'. He has not been seen or heard from since

    A SWEDISH backpacker missing in Victoria for a month may have joined a cult, say his worried family.

    But there are also concerns that Max Vidar Castor, 20, may have taken his own life. Mr Castor's family has launched a desperate email-based search for their son, who has not been seen or heard of since last month, when he posted a strange parcel to his family in Stockholm. The parcel included his return ticket to Sweden, the last of his money and a letter in which Mr Castor said he was no longer sure what his quest in life was.

    "I am tired of myself but there is still much beauty in the world" Mr Castor wrote in the parcel sent from the Warrnambool post office on March 31. "Now I am vanishing and I love you all." Mr Castor's father, Rolf, said the family was fearful Max may have taken his own life, or dropped out of mainstream society and joined a cult. "It is 50-50 that he is alive" a distressed Mr Castor said from his home in Stockholm.
    "He may have taken his life, or he may have joined a sect.I heard you have a lot of hippie camps there. I hope that he has, then we know he is alive. we want him to know that if he has joined a sect, that is fine, it is his life, that is perfectly OK with us. At least then we have hope, it is better";

    Mr Castor arrived in Sydney on October 19 with two friends, bought an old car and travelled to Byron Bay and Brisbane. The trio finished their trip by picking apples and washing dishes, and enjoyed diving, surfing and meeting alternative lifestylers. Rolf Castor said his son had recently finished his studies but was unclear about his future and concerned that life was too focused on money. "He may have looked for a more spiritual life" he said.

    Today is Mr Castor's 20th birthday. He split several weeks ago with his travelling companions and headed for the Victorian coast, where he may have visited Geelong. On March 29, he sent an email to his family wishing them a happy Easter. His family has seized on the fact his passport was not in the parcel as a sign that Mr Castor may still be alive and has chosen to drop out of mainstream society.

    The family has sent hundreds of emails to backpacker haunts and community groups Australia-wide asking for information and for a poster to be distributed. A missing person report has been filed in Sweden.

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    I never heard of this , to me it does sounds like he was looking for an alternative life style. "He may have looked for a more spiritual life" stood out. I wonder if he goes by a sanskrit name to people who knows him now. I belong to an organisation that have spiritual communities all over the world with the aim of achieving self reliance and providing social service. I feel reluctant to name them because of the negative sound of cult, my experience of them are the opposite.
    I truly believe that compassion provides the basis of human survival. Dalai Lama

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    Max Vidar CASTOR

    Last seen: Port Campbell, VIC
    Jurisdiction: VIC
    Year of birth: 1985
    Age now: 31
    Gender: Male
    Height: 188cm
    Build: Slim
    Hair: Blonde
    Complexion: Fair
    Eyes: Blue

    Circumstances:
    Max Castor is a Swedish tourist who disappeared while travelling around Australia.
    He was dropped off at Port Campbell on 1 April 2005 by a bus company and was seen later that day at approximately 3.30pm walking along the highway towards Apollo Bay.
    There was a possible sighting at Wye River on 5 April 2005.
    No contact with family has been made since the 30 March 2005.
    Max closed all bank accounts on that date and sent personal items home to Sweden with a note to his parents indicating that he was 'vanishing'.
    He has not been seen or heard from since.
    If you have information that may assist police to locate Max please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

    https://www.missingpersons.gov.au/wh...vic/castor-max

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    Missing for 12 years already? I can totally see him living off the grid though.



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