The children of Mark Tromp have expressed relief that their father is now safe, but will not elaborate on any of the details that saw their family trip to New South Wales end in mysterious circumstances.
Ella and Mitchell Tromp said they were “jumping for joy” when their missing father, Mark Tromp, was found in Wangaratta, in northern Victoria on Saturday, but an explanation for his disappearance is no clearer.
Victoria Police are investigating the incident and the siblings told media at their home at Silvan, east of Melbourne, that they could not disclose any more information about the case.
They spoke to their father last night after he was taken to the Wangaratta police station.
The pair, referring to the situation as a “family matter”, said they were unable to say what had sparked the case because police are still investigating.
“More than anything we’re just happy that dad is alive and he’s going to come back home — all of the family is going to come back home — and we can get back to normal,” Ella Tromp said.
“It was all very confusing. I still feel confused. Mum and dad’s minds weren’t in the best places.”
“It’s hard to explain,” Mitchell Tromp added.
Mitchell Tromp said at no time did he feel he was in danger. He said he just had to go with the family to see where they were going.
“It was tough to see your family like that and I’ve never seen anything like it,” he said.
“But the main thing is they’re okay now and everyone’s safe, everyone’s well, we can just go back to being a family again.”