SEARCH CONTINUES: Missing man Gregory Djokic. His mum Ekaterini Norman reported him missing to police after Cyclone Marcia. Gregory’s ute.
SEARCH CONTINUES: Missing man Gregory Djokic. His mum Ekaterini Norman reported him missing to police after Cyclone Marcia. Gregory’s ute.

Mum desperate to find son, missing 3 weeks, with his dogs

WHEN Gregory Djokic kissed his mum and said "goodbye" as she went to sleep, she thought nothing of it.

It wasn't until the next morning when Ekaterini Norman woke to find her son gone that she started to worry.

Ekaterini yesterday told The Morning Bulletin she hadn't seen Gregory for three weeks and was desperately concerned for him. In tears, she said she feared for his safety as it was completely out of character for him to be missing for so long.

"There's got to be some closure, whether he's alive or dead, I can't go on like this," she said.

The last evening Ekaterini spent with Gregory was on Monday, February 16.

Ekaterini Norman fears her missing son may have died. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Ekaterini Norman fears her missing son may have died. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

Ekaterini said they talked when she returned to their Coowonga property after work at 11.50pm and he gave her some money for the tobacco she had bought for him.

She said Gregory told her he had asked for an advance on his disability support pension and, although she never saw the money, Ekaterini believes he had about $1000 in cash.

She went to bed and was half asleep when Gregory came in and kissed her on the forehead, something he hadn't done since he was a teenager.

Ekaterini heard Gregory say "goodnight, mum" before he left the room and she went back to sleep.

It wasn't unusual for Gregory to disappear for a few days at a time and Ekaterini said he loved "going bush" in places like Byfield.

She said Gregory had driven away in his ute, taking much-loved dogs Red and Zara with him.

But after Cyclone Marcia hit on Friday, February 20, and there was still no sign of him, Ekaterini started to worry.

Ekaterini said when she went to report the disappearance to the police, another relative had already reported Gregory missing but he had been with "two friends" when last in contact.

Ekaterini said Gregory had not packed his medication for dealing with emotional issues and would be "like a zombie" if left without it for three weeks.

Rockhampton police yesterday confirmed Gregory was listed as missing and investigations were ongoing.



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