Found Alive Australia - Mark, 51, & Jacoba Tromp, 53, Jenolan Caves, NSW, 30 Aug 2016

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  1. Oz Jen

    Oz Jen Well-Known Member

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    Great news the dad has been found. Hopefully this leads to sorting out of his problems and ongoing counselling for rest of the family.

    A father walks into the business where his daughter is working, creates a scene, resigns her position for her (without her request when she is over 25 years of age), accuses her employer and staff of exposing his daughter to drink, boys and parties, then brings a formal bullying claim against the business (which is later dismissed as rubbish).
     


  2. Makara

    Makara Former Member

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    BBM: You've lost me Oz Jen. Does this refer to Mark Tromp?
     
  3. Oz Jen

    Oz Jen Well-Known Member

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  4. Oz Jen

    Oz Jen Well-Known Member

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    Yes it does, Makara. I'm basing this on personal observations of behaviour at the time (2 years ago) and what I've subsequently been told by my friend who was her employer at the time.
     
  5. liquidkitten

    liquidkitten New Member

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    I absolutely agree this is a mental health issue. Clearly lead by the father who has had a breakdown and is suffering from paranoid delusions.

    It makes sense that the family are drawn into it. Living with and dealing with the sudden mental health issues of others is very surreal and probably quite difficult for those who haven't experienced it to understand.

    I think in situations where there is little understanding of mental illness, or an unwillingness to believe that could even be possible, there is an initial period of getting very drawn into the chaos. It's a very, very strange and terrifying thing to experience. I speak from personal experience and have seen psychotic breaks happen in two different cases (two different people) in the past myself.

    If someone is genuinely terrified for their life (a delusion is very real to the sufferer!) and is fleeing they can be scary because their survival instinct will kick in. This is why I have no trouble believing the son willingly threw the phone out of the car window.

    The fear of the head of the family would have become the fear of the family, at least initially, until they all start questioning it. It all makes perfect sense to me and I hope the family members all get the help they need and continue to take whatever meds they are prescribed (because that is the next concern).
     
  6. Spooky7

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    I'm confused. Is this referring to one of the sisters?
     
  7. TootsieFootsie

    TootsieFootsie Well-Known Member

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    I don't know how to post a tweet but according to one about half an hour ago Mark Tromp was driven away from a police station with family members.


    BREAKING: Mark Tromp leaves Wangaratta Police station with family members .
    There is a pic .
     
  8. skibaboo

    skibaboo Mrs Map

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    Mark Jesser ‏@MarkJesser 33m33 minutes ago
    BREAKING: Mark Tromp leaves Wangaratta Police station with family members @bordermail @theage @theage_photo

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    https://twitter.com/MarkJesser
     
  9. TootsieFootsie

    TootsieFootsie Well-Known Member

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    Thanks skibaboo !! :daisy:
     
  10. Gardener1850

    Gardener1850 Timeline Guru (Still Remembering Cupcake)

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    Oh my. If that is him in the passenger seat it looks like he is still paranoid and angry they found him...
     
  11. Brightbird

    Brightbird Active Member

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    Fantastic that Mark has been found. I hope this family now gets privacy and compassion to work all this out on their own terms. Bless them.
     
  12. TootsieFootsie

    TootsieFootsie Well-Known Member

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    I am so tired today, I thought that was a book he was holding in front of his face.
     
  13. AmandaSkis

    AmandaSkis Well-Known Member

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    Any word on how the mom and daughter are doing? I was wondering if they had been released from the hospital yet.
     
  14. ninij9

    ninij9 Well-Known Member

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    I had the same thought. Except I thought they were trying to off both parents, and something went wrong. I'd be interested to hear what Mom has to say.

    Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
     
  15. Elainera

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    I'm glad he is alright. Well at least physically.

    I hope the family can sort it out and have the courage and support to make the needed changes and adjustments in their lives.
     
  16. angelainwi

    angelainwi Certified Trauma Counselor

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    Why is he not in a hospital or center for mental health evaluation??
     
  17. Elainera

    Elainera Well-Known Member

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    Maybe because he doesn't want to? They can't force him right?
     
  18. JanetElaine

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    So glad he's been found alive. I hope the family will get the help needed to work through this.
     
  19. kiwi50

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    He sounds like a tyrant, I can understand now why the family went along with his delusions. It puzzled me why a 25 year old would throw his phone away at his parents behest.
    He still seems defiant by his gesture in the car.
     
  20. Elainera

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    Maybe the gesture in the car was aimed at the people who he believes are following him.
     

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