Police looking for missing man
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.