A further public plea has been made to discover what happened to a passionate fisherman who unexpectedly disappeared without a trace.
Two months later, the man from western Sydney was reported missing to police and has not been seen or heard from since.
Police and relatives are extremely concerned for Mr. Ritz’s well-being, as he left behind all of his belongings and his absence was deemed out of character.
Strike Force Alleppo has been established to investigate his mysterious disappearance.
Local Cumberland Police, with assistance from strike force detectives and the riot squad, undertook a number of exhaustive searches of the surrounding area.
As part of their urgent search for answers, the New South Wales (NSW) police released recent footage of officers investigating local bushland bordering Inkerman Street and the M4 on Sunday night.
Detectives are eager to contact with anyone who saw or communicated with Mr. Ritz before to his abduction.
Superintendent Andrew Holland stated, “Zachary abandoned everything of his property and personal items.”
‘He is an ardent fisherman who frequently traveled to rural regions of the state with friends to fish, so detectives are eager to speak with anyone who frequently traveled with Zachary.
Detectives from the strike squad will continue to perform physical searches and other investigations to ascertain where Zachary is and the circumstances surrounding his disappearance.
Mr. Ritz is characterized as having a Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, a robust frame, shoulder-length black curly hair, and a dark scruffy beard.
He walks with a limp and frequently employs a cane.
Mr. Ritz is known to frequent the west and southwest Sydney areas of Granville, Greenacre, Merrylands, and Auburn.
He once went by the names Ehab Taha, Ehab El Jandih, and John Sutherland.
Anyone with information about Mr Ritz’s whereabouts is urged to call police.