Three years ago today, Zac Barnes went missing. He was in a car with two other people when he reportedly jumped out and ran into the bush. He hasn’t been seen since, becoming one of the 38,000 missing persons in Australia right now.
After going out with mates for the weekend, Zac didn’t make it home on the Sunday afternoon which was very unusual for him. His mates claimed he was acting in a really strange way.
His mates said they watched him get in a car followed by two other people from a house before they all drove off. This drive away from the house is when Zac allegedly got out at the intersection of Haussman Drive and Tripp Close at Thornton in the Hunter Valley and disappeared into the bushland.
Zac was 18 at the time. He’d be 21 today.
The podcast What Happened To Zac? speaks to Zac’s family and friends about what the last three years have been like for them. His mum Karen, and older brother Cody, talk about how they remember Zac – as a happy, popular guy who has absolutely no problem standing up for what was right.
There is also a push towards getting a coronial inquest into the disappearance of Zac Barnes, with funds currently being raised to make it happen.
As the third year anniversary comes and goes, living without answers is taking a massive toll on Zac’s family. As Karen tells the podcast host, Jay:
“Living in limbo, it’s the hardest thing”.
Episode 1 of What Happened To Zac? is out now on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
You can follow the Official Family Page – Find Zac Barnes – on Facebook.
Or help Karen raise funds for the coronial inquest on the Go Fund Me page.
If you have information that could help police, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.