Missing Sydney DJ And Father Of Five Makes Contact With Family
UPDATE: Simon Semaan, 44, who was last seen several days ago, has made contact with his family, a relative has confirmed to 10 daily.
According to the relative Semaan, who was last seen at his father's Auburn home, in the city's west, made contact with his family on Saturday afternoon after seeing media reports about his disappearance.
It's understood he told his family he was okay, but "needed some space".
NSW police said they were aware of reports he had contacted his family, but told 10 daily that until police see or hear from Semaan themselves, he would still be treated as a missing person.
Semaan is known by many music lovers in western Sydney as DJ Fresh, a well-liked event promoter.
"He's an amazing guy, lovable and so loyal. He's a true Christian," his friend Ace Abousleiman told 10 daily.
Family and friends became concerned about Semaan when he missed Bible studies on Thursday night, a meeting he's known to attend even when unwell.
"He never missed Bible studies, that's out of character," he said.
Abousleiman also received what he thought was a strange text message from his longtime friend on Wednesday, the last time he was seen.
"He said, 'hey little bro, I hope you enjoyed your holidays and that you're good. I'll see you when I see you'," he said.
Semaan is known to live with mental illness and wrote about his battle with bipolar, anxiety and relationship issues on Facebook this week.
NSW Police earlier told 10 daily they are investigating and are not treating the disappearance at suspicious.
A relative told 10 daily police will be accessing bank records on Monday.
Anyone who has seen Semaan or his car, a dark blue Mercedes C200 with the number plate Sim250, is urged to contact police.
Each year, 38,000 people are reported missing in Australia but there are still two thousand people that have been missing long-term.
According to a 2016 report by the Australian Institute of Criminology more than 60 percent of those who go missing return or are found within 48 hours. Ninety-eight percent are ultimately located, most alive.