Police search for missing boy in Upper Austria

Police are looking for a ten-year-old boy who disappeared on Tuesday morning on his way to school in Linz, Upper Austria.

Police search for missing boy in Upper Austria
Photo: APA/GINDL, private

Tamino Tudoras stayed with his grandmother on Monday night in Wilhering, and left her apartment on Tuesday morning to make his way to the Waldorfschule, but never arrived.

His grandmother told police that his behaviour had been as normal and that it is completely out of character for him to disappear.

Tamino is 1.3 metres tall, thin, with short brown hair. He was wearing a yellow hat, an orange winter jacket, blue jeans, and carried a black satchel. 

Police have asked anybody who has seen Tamino, or may know where he is, to call the State Criminal Investigation Department, on 059133/403333, or Leonding police station on 059133/4136.

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‘Decomposing smell’: Austrian police called due to smelly shoes

Austria's police department said they were called to an apartment complex in Vienna after a person was concerned about a "smell of decomposition".

'Decomposing smell': Austrian police called due to smelly shoes

This week, the Viennese police department started a weekly ‘series’ of sharing interesting stories on their social media accounts

Calling the series ‘Misunderstanding Wednesday’ (Missverständnismittwoch), the very first post is about a call they received to an apartment complex after a concerned citizen complained to emergency services about a “smell of decomposition in the staircase”.

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The alleged corpse, it turns out, was just the neighbour’s smelly shoes which were left in the building corridor, in front of their apartment.

The police didn’t say when exactly the incident took place.

“When our colleagues are called because of the ‘smell of decomposition in the staircase’… and notice that the stunk is from the neighbour’s shoes which were left in front of the apartment door”, the official Twitter account of the Vienna police department reads.

‘When in doubt it is an emergency’

The authorities were light-hearted about the misunderstanding, even sharing a “meme-like” picture on their social media accounts, saying “some missions turn out to be different than initially assumed”.

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However, they reiterated that the misunderstandings should not deter people from calling 133, the emergency police number. They added that in case of emergencies and even if you are not sure, the authorities should be called and they will assist you.

“Note: in case of doubt, it is an emergency”, the Vienna police department says. “Never be afraid to dial the emergency number.”