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CCTV footage of EDAN


Missing since: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Last seen: 
Montville, QLD
Responsible jurisdiction: 
Year of birth: 
Distinguishing Features: 
Tattoo – Dragon from wrist to elbow on right arm


Edan HUNTINGTON, was visiting Montville QLD with family when he left unexpectantly and without notifying anyone in the early hours of January 18 2023. Edan was driving a grey Ford Territory wagon with NSW registration CQG59F

Police and family hold concerns for Edan’s safety and well-being as he has not contacted family since this time, nor returned home, which is out of character.

Edan is described as Caucasian, approximately 175cms tall with a proportionate build, brown hair and green eyes. Edan has tattoos on his right upper and lower arm.

Anyone with information which may assist in locating the whereabouts of Edan HUNTINGTON is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police seek female witness in Edan Huntington missing person case


Police are looking for a female witness who might have seen a man missing from the Sunshine Coast hinterland since January. 

Edan Huntington, 28, was last seen in Montville on January 18.

The Gold Coast man was staying at a holiday home with his father when he left suddenly in the early hours of the morning.

His last phone call was to triple zero about 4:07am where he asked for help and said he was lost.

Sunshine Coast Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Mansfield said police have received new information that indicates Mr Huntington was in Montville at 4:12am on Main Street, near Hoffman Court. 

"We have a witness who's come forward to say that the missing person's vehicle was just parked in the middle of the road on Main [Street] road there at Montville, and a female was seen to be walking in the vicinity of that vehicle, about 100 metres away from it," he said.

Detective Senior Sergeant Mansfield said there are no suspicious circumstances relating to Mr Huntington's disappearance, but he hoped the woman could help police with their investigations if she spoke to him. 

"We're really trying to fill in the gaps as to what she saw or heard, or if she engaged in any conversation with him whatsoever," he said.

The woman is described as being in her late 30s to early 40s with long, dark hair which was tied back.

She was wearing a white shirt and maroon and purple shorts with a black bag.

Mr Mansfield said Mr Huntington had a complex past. 

"Edan has some known associates that have come to our police attention in the past," he said.

"There are some people there that have committed fraud and identity theft and some things like that, that we're investigating at the moment.

"That also presents as a challenge as to which identity is real and which one isn't, and there's a number of mobile phone traces that we're trying to do to establish who these people are and where they fit into the picture." 

Detective Senior Sergeant Mansfield said Mr Huntington could have crashed his car on one of the steep, windy roads in the region, but extensive searches of bushland from the ground and the air have found no trace of the man.

"We do know that Edan was potentially under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time when he left [the house]," he said.

"We do know that he … appeared to be a bit agitated as he left in that vehicle.

Detective Senior Sergeant Mansfield said there has been no activity on Mr Huntington's bank accounts and no record of his car on number plate recognition systems across the state. 

"It's a bit of a needle in the haystack at this very point in time. It's very challenging in that environment [with] heavily treed, steep inclines. 

The day before he went missing, Mr Huntington had called paramedics about a medical condition. 

Police on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast have inquired at hospitals, airports, train stations, banks, and phone companies.

Mr Huntington is of Caucasian appearance, about 175 centimetres tall with brown hair, green eyes, and tattoos on his right arm.

He drives a grey Ford Territory with New South Wales plates CQG 59F. 


Update 3 Missing man, Montville

Police have released CCTV of missing 28-year-old Mermaid Waters man, Edan Huntington captured in Montville in mid-January, and continue to appeal for a female witness seen nearby to come forward.

Around 4.12am on Wednesday January 18, Edan’s vehicle, a grey 2013 Ford Territory with NSW registration CQG59F was parked in the middle of Main Street near the intersection of Hoffman Close after he left a nearby dwelling, driving off in a northbound direction toward Mapleton.

A woman, who may have witnessed or spoken to Edan was seen around 100 metres away and is urged to come forward to assist investigations.

She is described as being late 30’s or early 40’s, with dark long hair which was tied back, wearing a white shirt with maroon and purple shorts. She was also carrying a black bag.

Detectives continue to conduct extensive inquiries and search and rescue efforts, including the use of aerial assets and drones across Montville and surrounds.

Landholders including those with properties bordering Main Street, Flaxton Mill Road, Flaxton Drive, Philips Road and Obi Obi Road are urged to check their land including nearby road access points and recesses for signs of Edan and his vehicle, including in heavy undergrowth.

Edan is described as Caucasian, approximately 175cms tall with a proportionate build, brown hair and green eyes. Edan has tattoos on his right upper and lower arm. He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, black shorts with white cap and is barefoot.


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