Body found in dam

Po­lice divers lo­cate back­packer miss­ing since Satur­day:

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PO­LICE divers have found the body of a male per­son in a dam on the prop­erty where an ex­ten­sive search has been un­der way for a miss­ing Ital­ian back­packer.

It is be­lieved to be that of 26-yr-old Ilario Vi­viani.

Mr Vi­viani was last seen about 7.30pm on Satur­day, July 18, at a prop­erty south of Childers.

Speak­ing at the scene, De­tec­tive Act­ing In­spec­tor David Briese said po­lice had been co-or­di­nat­ing the search with search and res­cue co-or­di­na­tors, SES and Caref­light.

“The in­ves­ti­ga­tions to date have cen­tred around searches of this area,” he said.

“To­day po­lice divers were bought in, they have searched a body of wa­ter, and un­cov­ered a male per­son, who we be­lieve is our miss­ing per­son.”

Det Act Insp Briese said po­lice did not be­lieve there were sus­pi­cious cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the man’s dis­ap­pear­ance and death, but an au­topsy in com­ing days would con­firm that belief.

Po­lice have praised the ef­forts of all those who helped in the search, par­tic­u­larly the SES, which have been search­ing since Mon­day.

“They leave their day jobs to as­sist us and they have searched high and low,” Det Act Insp Briese said.

The man’s fam­ily have been no­ti­fied.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

MISS­ING BACK­PACKER: IIario Vi­viani last seen on July 18.

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