Father arrested after young brothers vanish from Tweed Heads

SERIOUS concerns are held for the welfare of two brothers who have mysteriously vanished from Tweed Heads.

Jayden and Joseph – aged 14 and 11 – were last seen at a home in Tweed Heads about 3am on Sunday, September 14.

It was first thought the brothers could have been with their father who was understood to have breached a court order preventing access to the children.


Following inquiries, the 38-year-old man was arrested at Byron Bay yesterday and charged with reaching an apprehended domestic violence order and was refused bail.

Police allege he is not assisting police with information to assist the search.

The children have not been located and police hold serious concerns for their welfare and are appealing for public assistance in an attempt to locate them.

Jayden is described as being of Caucasian appearance, between 120cm to 140cm tall, with thin build, brown hair and eyes.

Joseph is also of Caucasian appearance, between 120cm and 140cm tall, with thin build and brown hair.

Anyone who sees them or believes they know their whereabouts is urged to contact Triple Zero ‘000’ immediately.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.