Jason Paul Hazelgrove disappeared from gympie

Missing since: 
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Last seen: 
Gympie QLD
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Year of birth: 


Jason Hazelgrove was last seen in Gympie, Queensland on the 13 July 2010.
He left his home address but failed to return. His family state it is extremely out of character for him not to contact them or to go anywhere without his vehicle.
Jason has not been heard from since that date.
If you have information that may assist police to locate Jason please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


Missing man, Gympie

Last Updated: 03/08/2010

QLD Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a 38-year-old Gympie man who has been missing since July 13.

Jason Hazelgrove was last seen by his family in Lawrence Street about 6pm that day.

Police investigations indicate that the missing man was seen near the intersection of Tin Can Bay and Randwick roads around 2am the following morning.

Police hold concerns for Mr. Hazelgrove’s safety and wellbeing as it is out of character for him to not return home or make contact with family.

He was last seen wearing a grey t-shirt, black tracksuit pants and white shoes.

He has a full arm tattoo on his left arm and several tattoos on his right arm.

He is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 180cm tall, with a slim build, brown hair and blue eyes; when last seen he was sporting a close cropped goatee beard.

Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000  or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.   

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Jason Hazelgrove still missing

GYMPIE Police have appealed for public help to find Gympie man Jason Hazelgrove who has not been seen for three weeks.

Officer-in-charge of Gympie CIB Detective Sergeant Dion Southey, said police and family were anxious to determine 38-year-old Mr Hazelgrove’s whereabouts.

He said he was last seen walking on Tin Can Bay Road in the vicinity of Randwick Road, between midnight and 2am on July 13.

At the time of his disappearance Mr Hazelgrove was dressed in black tracksuit pants, a grey T-shirt and was wearing white joggers.

He is described as about 180 centimetres tall, of solid build, with short brown hair and a short goatee beard. Mr Hazelgrove has a full sleeve of tattoos on his left arm and other tattoos on his right upper arm.

Det Sgt Southey said police had concerns for Mr Hazelgrove’s safety and asked that anyone who may have any knowledge of his movements or may have seen him to contact Gympie CIB telephone 5480 1044 or Crimestoppers 1800 333 000.

An average of 4700 people are reported missing each year and while Queensland police have an average recovery rate of 99.5 per cent, police ask people to come forward with any information which is crucial to their investigations.

Police fear for missing Gympie man

By Nikole Jacobi - ABC

Posted Wed Aug 4, 2010 7:43am AEST

Investigations are continuing into the disappearance of a 38-year-old man from Gympie in south-east Queensland.

Jason Hazelgrove's family last saw him on July 13 in Lawrence Street.

Mr Hazelgrove was then seen near the intersection of Tin Can Bay and Randwick roads about 2:00am (AEST) the next day.

Police say they hold concerns for his safety and are seeking public help to find him.

Detective Senior Sergeant Damien Powell from the Missing Persons Unit says Mr Hazelgrove's disappearance is out of character.

"Gympie CIB are conducting a very thorough investigation in relation to him," he said.

"Some people will lose contact for a couple of days but in this case we're very concerned about him."

Hurting families of those long missing beg for crumbs of hope

THE families of four men missing for years continue to wait and hope, as their cases raise fears of foul play and possible drug connections.

THE families of these four men, who have all been missing for years, continue to wait and hope for an indication of life. Their cases raise fears of depression and foul play and suggestions of drug connections, write Kate Kyriacou and Thomas Chamberlin.

Volunteer Nicole Morris, who runs the Australian Missing Persons Register, a national online database followed by tens of thousands of people, said the Christmas and New Year period was particularly agonising for those with missing relatives.

"You have people who are so sure their missing family member is going to come home for Christmas and when they don't, that's when it really hits home that they are missing," she said.

"I think that a lot of missing people might have it in their heads that it's this massive thing where they have to go home and face the music.

"But more often than not, their family just wants to know they are alive. That would mean the world to them."


JASON Hazelgrove was a seasoned criminal, in and out of jail for as many as 10 of his 38 years.

His mother says he was trying to get back on the straight and narrow when he suspiciously disappeared in Gympie two years ago.

The father-of-five had been at his mother's house but asked his brother Barry to drop him off at a woman's flat in Lawrence St between 6pm and 7pm on July 13, 2010.

He had been acting nervous and "edgy" and had left his 1979 Ford Fairlane at home, before being taken to the home of the woman, who was known to the courts.

"That is the last we saw him. He never came home," mother Daphne Hazelgrove, 68, said.

"I don't know why he was there. That area has a pretty good history of being a bad area."

Jason was last seen in the early hours of the following morning about 6km from the woman's flat at the intersection of Tin Can Bay and Randwick roads.

Heavily tattooed on his left arm, with tattoos also on his upper right arm, Jason was wearing black track suit pants, a grey T-shirt and white joggers.

"We've heard lots of stories that he has been murdered out at Imbil (southwest of Gympie) somewhere and his body dumped in an old mine," Ms Hazelgrove said.

"Someone told me he was buried at Wolvi (east of Gympie) . . . you are just going around in circles."

Ms Hazelgrove said she still hoped to find out what happened to her son, who had told her he had returned to the area to see his dying father.

He had also had complications with his life in NSW.

She said she was disappointed he had got back on to drugs because when he moved to Sydney in about 2005 he had "completely turned his life around".

He was second-in-charge at a chicken factory and had re-kindled a relationship with Michelle Bromfield with whom he had two children.

"It's very much out of character for him not to contact me or his little daughter in Sydney," Ms Hazelgrove said.

"He used to ring her every day and if he didn't ring her she'd ring him. And then all of a sudden, absolutely nothing.

"He had been mixed up with all the druggies in Gympie for years and he's done a lot of time in jail for stolen cars or whatever.

"The last time he come out of jail he said: 'Mum that's 10 years I've wasted of my life. I'm getting out of Gympie'."

- reporting by Kate Kyriacou and Thomas Chamberlin




Father’s disappearance remains mystery a decade on

A Queensland dad was trying to turn his life around when he vanished without a trace - there's still no answers for his concerned family a decade later.

Scott Kovacevic - Gympie Times


MYSTERY continues to surround the disappearance of a Gympie father after he vanished without a trace, over a decade ago. 

Jason Paul Hazelgrove was 38 years old when he disappeared on the morning of July 14, 2010 after being dropped off at a Lawrence St address by his brother.

He was last seen by his family about 6pm the night before, but his last known appearance was between midnight at 2am walking near the intersection of Tin Can Bay and Randwick roads.

He has not been heard from since.

Serious concerns were held for his safety; the not-for-profit group Leave A Light On, which specialises in keeping missing persons in the public eye, said last week it was "extremely out of character for (Jason) to not keep in contact with his family, nor go anywhere without his vehicle".

Mr Hazelgrove had served time in jail, but his mother said he was trying to turn his life around and "get back on the straight and narrow".

At the time of his disappearance, Mr Hazelgrove was described as standing 180cm tall with a medium build, brown hair, hazel eyes, short goatee beard and a fair complexion.

He has a full sleeve of tattoos on his left arm, and several more on his upper right arm.

Mr Hazelgrove was wearing black tracksuit pants, a grey T-shirt and white jogging shoes.

He would now be 48 years old.

Anyone with any information is asked to please call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000