Brother of troubled former Mr Universe bodybuilder Calum von Moger disappears
The brother of troubled Mr Universe bodybuilder Calum von Moger has mysteriously vanished – just months after going viral over a bizarre clash with an elderly couple.
Edward von Moger, 28, was allegedly filmed in August yelling about Covid vaccines at a couple through their car window by the side of a Victorian road.
The confronting video allegedly showed a shirtless von Moger beating on the couple’s driver’s side window and wing mirror with a boomerang before launching into an expletive-filled rant about Covid-19 vaccines.
Seven months later, a desperate search is underway to find von Moger after he disappeared from his home in Geelong, 75km southwest of Melbourne.
The 28-year-old was last seen on Laura Avenue, in Belmont, about 8am on Thursday.
A day later, his vehicle was found abandoned 36km away on Ellimatta Road in Anglesea, a small seaside town on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road.
His brother Calum made a desperate plea for help to find his brother in an Instagram post on Saturday.
Edward von Moger (left) is pictured with his brother, celebrity bodybuilder Calum Von Moger. A desperate search is underway to find Edward after he vanished from Geelong, Victoria, on Thursday
An enraged von Moger allegedly beat in the window of a couple’s car with a boomerang while screaming about Covid vaccines in a viral video in August
‘My little brother Eddie is missing,’ he wrote.
‘He was last seen three days ago on Thursday, March 2 around 8am.
‘Please if anyone has seen or heard ANYTHING from him or has any information on his whereabouts please let me know and contact Geelong Police Station.’
Police and von Moger’s family are concerned for his welfare due to his medical condition and his disappearance is described as ‘being out of character’.
Officers are searching the area with help from the police Air Wing, Search and Rescue Squad and Life Saving Victoria.
‘Edward is described as being about 180cm tall, of solid build with short brown wavy hair,’ a police statement said.
‘He was last seen wearing an orange top, dark cargo pants and work boots.’
In the viral video, von Moger can allegedly be seen storming up to the couple and screaming through their car window as they were parked by the side of a Victorian road.
He then allegedly began beating on the driver’s side window and wing mirror, pausing to bizarrely look at his reflection in the mirror.
‘You broke my f***ing boomerang,’ he yelled as it split in half from the force of bashing on the window.
In the viral video allegedly featuring Edward, breaking his weapon led him to produce another boomerang and grow more enraged.
Seconds later he allegedly shattered the wing mirror, ripped the glass out of its mounting and smashed it against the window, shouting ‘you c***s, you f***ing piece of s***’.
Australian bodybuilder Calum von Moger (left) is pictured with Arnold Schwarzenegger
With two more punches from his fist and open hand he shattered the window, to the shock of the couple inside, and began his anti-vaccine rant.
‘F***ing idiots, you got the vaccine and it didn’t bother ya. You both got the f***ing vaccine and it’s lost a life,’ he appeared to yell.
‘Leave me alone,’ the man in the driver’s seat told him, as the attacker grabbed his shirt.
He then stormed off in a huff, disappearing behind nearby stationary cars.
No charges were laid over the incident.
von Moger’s brother Calum, 31, is a three-time Mr Universe winner who played Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 2018 film Bigger.
Months earlier in May, Calum made headlines when he he was seriously injured after ‘jumping’ from the second storey of his home in Geelong, Victoria.
Police were called to the incident to reports a man was experiencing a mental health episode, with Calum needing surgery on his spine and spending 11 days in Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital.
The incident made international news due to his fame as a bodybuilder and his film career – as well as playing Schwarzenegger, he also starred in Calum von Moger: Unbroken on Netflix and the bodybuilding documentary Generation Iron 2.
Calum von Moger (left) is pictured with Arnold Schwarzenegger, who he played in the 2018 film Bigger
The spinal injury was just the latest in a string of misfortunes to arise in Calum von Moger’s life.
Over the past five years, the gym junkie – once dubbed Arnold Schwarzenegger 2.0 – suffered a knee and bicep injury that left him incapacitated for a year, found out he was the father of a little boy named Kairos, and his house in California burnt down.
Shortly after he was released from hospital, he pleaded guilty to possessing a variety of drugs, including testosterone, cannabis and about two grams of methamphetamine- the deadly drug ice.
Those who follow Calum closely online say he hasn’t been the same since his bull terrier, Rex, choked to death on a chip in 2021.
Calum moved back to Australia from Los Angeles in October 2021.
Anyone with information about von Moger’s whereabouts is urged to contact Geelong Police Station on (03) 5264 3400.