Goondiwindi man Terry Lloyd has been missing for more than a week. Photo Contributed
Goondiwindi man Terry Lloyd has been missing for more than a week. Photo Contributed Contributed

Facial recognition could hold key to finding missing dad

A GOONDIWINDI woman is hoping new facial recognition software will be the key to help solve the puzzle of her father's disappearance.

Terry Lloyd was declared missing by his family in November of 2015 after his car was found crashed into a tree in the New South Wales Pilliga Forest.

His daughter, Kaylah Johnson, told The Chronicle her family is exploring every possibility available to them to find Mr Lloyd - including breakthrough technology.

The Missing Persons Advocacy Network has launched a campaign to harness Facebook's facial recognition technology.

The group is pushing for as many people around the world to befriend the profiles of missing people - including Mr Lloyd.

"The initiative searches the backgrounds of each photo and video posted by the friends of each Invisible Friends profile, in the hopes of identifying and locating these missing people," MNAP said in a statement.

"With around 500 million photos and videos posted to Facebook every day, if even one of the faces matches, the Facebook algorithm will then auto tag the profile and notify MPAN of the missing loved one being identified in the image."

For Ms Johnson, it's an opportunity to find her dad.

"Our family has since been doing everything we can to help us find any information regarding his disappearance," she said.

"We are very grateful to have had the chance to be included in projects led by MPAN as they endeavour to keep our dad's story in the public eye."


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