Po­lice look­ing for miss­ing man

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THE Whit­sun­day Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Branch (CIB) and Miss­ing Per­sons Unit have be­gun a re­view into the dis­ap­pear­ance of a Can­non­vale man who has been miss­ing for nearly five years.

Michael Les­lie De­vitt was re­ported miss­ing by his fam­ily on Au­gust 26, 2010.

His last known ad­dress was in Can­non­vale, where he was con­firmed to be living in Jan­uary 2010.

He was last seen in Proser­pine on or about Jan­uary 27, 2010.

Po­lice now say there are con­cerns sur­round­ing the cir­cum­stances of his dis­ap­pear­ance due to in­for­ma­tion pro­vided pre­vi­ously through Crime Stop­pers.

Of­fi­cer in Charge of the Whit­sun­day CIB, De­tec­tive Sergeant John Kent, said po­lice be­lieved there were mem­bers of the com­mu­nity be­tween the Proser­pine and Townsville ar­eas who could as­sist po­lice by pro­vid­ing in­for­ma­tion re­lat­ing to the dis­ap­pear­ance. “Ob­vi­ously we’ve got con­cerns for his wel­fare due to the time­frame he hasn’t con­tacted any of his friends and fam­ily [and] we ask that if any per­son has knowl­edge about Michael De­vitt’s dis­ap­pear­ance they please con­tact po­lice or Crime Stop­pers with that in­for­ma­tion,” he said.

“We also seek as­sis­tance of per­sons who have pre­vi­ously made con­tact with Crime Stop­pers to again make con­tact in or­der to as­sist with this in­ves­ti­ga­tion.”

De­tec­tive Sgt Kent said Michael De­vitt was an “on and off truck driver”. He would now be 53. He is de­scribed as be­ing about 175cms tall, of pro­por­tion­ate build, with brown hair and blue eyes.

His dis­ap­pear­ance is con­sid­ered out of char­ac­ter.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion can con­tact Crime Stop­pers anony­mously via 1800 333 000 or crimestop­pers.com.au.

MISS­ING: This is be­lieved to be the lat­est pho­to­graph of Michael Les­lie De­vitt, re­ported miss­ing from his Can­non­vale home on Au­gust 26, 2010.

AL­TER­NA­TIVE LOOK: This photo of miss­ing man Michael Les­lie De­vitt shows what he looked like with fa­cial hair.

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