Renewed calls to solve mystery of the missing
POLICE have renewed calls for information about two baffling local cases as part of National Missing Persons Week.
Kenneth Rodman, 55, had been travelling around Australia from the United States with his green kayak and was last seen heading to the beach at Mowbray on December 21 last year and hasn’t been seen since.
Described as Caucasian in appearance with grey hair and beard, approximately 183cm tall with a slim build, police believe Mr Rodman may be living in Far North Queensland and are urging him to contact his family.
Another missing person is Joanne Butterfield, who was last seen at her home in Mossman in the morning of 24 June, 1998.
Joanne was 40 years old and 160cm in height, with a medium build, fair complexion, red hair, blue eyes and has two tattoos ’Tweety Bird’ on her right breast and ’BlueBird’ on her left shoulder.
Mossman Police Officerin-Charge Sergeant Ed Lukin urges anyone who is missing to make contact with their families.
“Some people go missing to stay away from their families, to start their lives over, but going missing causes a lot of drama and a lot of stress on the families,” Sergeant Lukin said.
“They should get in touch so the police can then let the family know they are safe and well and the police in turn will take into consideration not letting families knows their location.”
Missing: Kenneth Rodman (below) and Joanne Butterfield (left)