Jason John VANCE

 

Police, SES search for missing man near Chinchilla

| 3rd Dec 2013 4:28 PM - Sunshine Coast Daily

CHINCHILLA police and State Emergency Services personnel are searching the Barakula State Forest for a 41-year-old man who went missing there in October.

Jason John Vance, 41, was last seen on October 24 in the Barakula State Forest, near chinchilla, where he was camping with two friends.

It is believed Mr Vance walked off into the forest and failed to return.

Police are concerned for Mr Vance's welfare as his disappearance is out of character.

Police have appealed to the general public to assist in locating the Rockhampton man.

Rocky man goes missing in Chinchilla forest while camping

4th Dec 2013 6:00 AM - The Morning Bulletin

A ROCKHAMPTON man, described as "friendly'' by his worried family, has gone missing in forest land near Chinchilla in the south- east.

Jason John Vance, 41, was last seen on October 24 in the Barakula State Forest, where he was camping with two "friends", police said yesterday.

It is believed Mr Vance, who worked as a tiler, had walked off into the forest and did not return.

An extensive search of the Barakula State Forest was being conducted yesterday with the help of the Queensland Police Service and State Emergency Services.

Mr Vance's mother, who did not want to be named, told The Morning Bulletin her family had reported Jason missing about a week after he had disappeared.

She said her son had been living in Rockhampton with a friend before he went on the camping trip.

Mr Vance's family is now based in Brisbane.

"He trusted a lot of people," his mum said.

"He could blend easily into a conversation ... we are just a bit concerned about him at this stage."

Police are appealing for public assistance to help find Jason. If you have any information about his disappearance contact Crime Stoppers on 18000 333 000.

Large state forest search drawing to a close

UPDATE: More than 2000 hectares of state forest have been scoured on the Western Downs as police near the end of their search for missing man Jason John Vance.

The 41-year-old has not been seen since he walked into the Barakula State Forest, near Chinchilla, while camping with friends on October 24.

South-west district crime and support services officer-in-charge David Austin said about 70 people from police, the State Emergency Service, the Department of Forestry and resource company QGC had helped since the search began last Friday.

Detective Inspector Austin said QGC had gifted use of its helicopter on the first day of the search.

"They did a terrific job," Det. Insp. Austin said.

Since then, searchers have scoured the difficult terrain on foot, horseback and motorbike.

He said it was likely today would be the last day of the search for the Rockhampton man.

EARLIER: Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a man last seen in a Western Downs forestry in October.

Jason John Vance, 41 from Rockhampton, was last seen on October 24 in the Barakula State Forest near Chinchilla where he was camping with two friends.

It is believed Mr Vance walked off into the forest and failed to return.

Police are concerned for Mr Vance's welfare as his disappearance is out of character.

An extensive search of the Barakula State Forest is currently underway, involving the Queensland Police Service and the SES.

Search called off for missing Rockhampton man

AUTHORITIES in Chinchilla have called off their search for missing Rockhampton man Jason John Vance.

The 41-year-old went missing in the Barakula State Forest in late October.

It was not known when the search for Mr Vance would continue. If you have information contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

 

Search resumes for missing Rocky man in Barakula forest