Police have launched a renewed appeal to help find out what happened to a man who went missing from the NSW Blue Mountains area more than a decade ago, as part of Missing Persons Week.
Just before 6am on Sunday 27 August 2006, then 35-year-old James West was seen at a service station on the Great Western Highway at Blackheath.
He was then spotted on CCTV about 15 minutes later, leaving Katoomba Railway Station and walking towards Katoomba Street, after getting off a train from Blackheath.
A family member reported him missing and police conducted an extensive search in the area around Katoomba, however he was never found and his disappearance remains a mystery 12 years later.
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At the time of his disappearance, Mr West was described as being of Caucasian appearance, 175-180cm tall, of a medium build, with short brown hair and blue eyes.
A coronial inquest determined Mr West died on or about the time he went missing, however there were no findings regarding the place, cause or manner of his death, NSW police said.
Missing Persons Week runs until Saturday.
Anyone with information about Mr West is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the online reporting page.