Carol Lisle, Terry Gibbs: Concerns continue for missing elderly Halls Head couple

Hannah CrossMandurah Coastal Times
Missing couple Carol Lisle and Ralph (Terry) Gibbs
Camera IconMissing couple Carol Lisle and Ralph (Terry) Gibbs Credit: WA Police

Police are continuing their appeal for a missing elderly couple as Mandurah Detectives revealed on Monday the circumstances in which the couple left are unclear.

Carol Lisle, 84, was last seen at a full-time care facility in Halls Head at 1.30pm on Sunday and is believed to be with Ralph ‘Terry’ Gibbs, 80. It’s understood the couple were planning to travel to Queensland by road.

Detective Senior Constable James Stewart said on Monday that police have credible information the pair were seen in Narembeen at approximately 10pm on Sunday night and were asking for directions to Coolgardie.

Police are asking the public to be vigilant around the Coolgardie area.

“It’s not known the circumstances as to how they left the care home. The only information that we have at the moment is that they’ve left the care home in Mandurah and that their intention was to travel to Queensland,” Det. Snr. Const. Stewart said.

The couple are believed to be travelling in a white Mazda ute with a silver tray carrying up to six yellow jerry cans.

“Detectives hold concerns for both their welfare at this time due to their age,” Det. Snr. Const. Stewart said.

It’s understood both Ms Lisle and Mr Gibbs have ongoing medical conditions and police are concerned for their safety.

Ms Lisle, who was in a wheelchair with a burgundy pillow, is described as white skinned, with a thin build, and was wearing a black and white patterned shirt with grey shorts.

Mr Gibbs, who uses a crutch, is described as pale skinned, with a medium build, white hair and blue eyes. It is unknown what he was wearing.

Police have no information on the route the couple planned to take across the border but are making inquiries along common routes into Queensland.

Police are urging anyone who has seen Ms Lisle or Mr Gibbs or have any information of their whereabouts to contact police on 131 444.

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