Scott John REDMAN


Missing Person Scott John RedmanMissing man Scott Redman. Picture: Supplied by FamilyScott Redman went missing after a police chase near Kimba. His disappearance was since declared a murder.  A teenaged male looks at the camera.

Aerial photos of the search for Scott Redman near Kimba on October, 9. Picture: Nine News.

Aerial photos of the search for Scott Redman near Kimba on October, 9. Picture: Nine News.


Missing since: 
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Last seen: 
Kimba SA
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Year of birth: 
Distinguishing Features: 
Scott has a number of tattoos including the following: the word MUM on his right lower leg, the letters Y O U ! on left hand knuckles, the letters F U C K on his right hand knuckles, the word MUM on lower left arm, the words FAMILY FOREVER on his lower right arm and the words SERINA and JAYDEN on his lower left arm.




Scott John Redman was last seen near Kimba, South Australia on Saturday afternoon, 21st April 2018.

Scott was last seen in a motor vehicle travelling west on the Eyre Highway towards Kimba. He became separated from the vehicle in scrub land 40 kilometres east of Kimba and has not been seen since.

The motor vehicle Scott was  travelling in was located abandoned on Wednesday, 25th April 2018 on a track off Middleback Road, Secret Rocks.

Despite extensive enquiries and police searches Scott remains missing and his whereabouts remain unknown. Grave concerns are held for Scott's safety and welfare.

If you have information that may assist police to locate Scott call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

'Grave fears' for teenager missing after police chase on Eyre Highway


Police say they hold "grave fears" for a wanted Adelaide teenager who went missing after a high-speed police chase on a rural South Australian highway almost two weeks ago.

Scott John Redman, 19, is believed to have been the passenger in a black Kia Sorento which was being pursued on the Eyre Highway near Kimba at about 3:50pm on Saturday, April 21.

Police terminated the chase a short time after it began, and said the SUV then turned onto a dirt road.

The alleged driver was arrested two days later in Whyalla, and police believe he hitchhiked there from the Middleback Range.

Police have carried out searches in the area and found the SUV at a spot known as Secret Rocks, about 40 kilometres east of Kimba, on Wednesday, April 25.

Inspector Mark Hubbard said police have been monitoring Mr Redman's social media and held "grave fears for his wellbeing".

"The reality is, Scott doesn't want to necessarily be found," he said.

"The overriding concern at this time is for his welfare.

"The area in which we have been searching is rural and isolated. It is possible that Mr Redman has also caught a lift with someone, but we have no evidence of that at this time."

Police have questioned the driver of the vehicle, and Inspector Hubbard said Mr Redman's family, friends and acquaintances have not heard from him.

He did not go into detail about why Mr Redman was wanted in the first place, and is not ruling out foul play.

But police said Mr Redman was not being treated as a danger to the public.

Inspector Hubbard said it was possible he had travelled interstate.

Anyone with information has been urged to call the police assistance line on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


With Scott Redman’s disappearance now declared a murder, his family are desperate for closure

THE sister of an Adelaide father, whose disappearance on the Eyre Peninsula six months ago has been declared a murder, has told The Advertiser she hopes the family will receive the closure it longs for. Picture: Nine News

THE sister of an Adelaide father, whose disappearance on Eyre Peninsula six months ago now has been declared a murder, says her family is desperate for closure.

Detectives yesterday returned to Kimba to search for 19-year-old Scott Redman, who went missing after a brief police pursuit along the Eyre Hwy on April 21.

Redman was travelling with an associate in a black SUV, which turned off the Eyre Hwy on to a dirt road, when officers stopped the pursuit. The associate was arrested at Whyalla on April 23 after hitchhiking from Middleback Range.

He told police he and Mr Redman became separated after the pursuit.

The SUV was found abandoned at Secret Rocks, 40km east of Kimba, on April 25.

About 35 people, including eight officers from the police Mounted Operations Unit, yesterday searched a 12sq km area where police believe Mr Redman and his associate were during the 24 hours after they abandoned the SUV.

Mr Redman’s sister Steph Ford told The Advertiser her family had been left “heartbroken” by the disappearance of her brother.

“We have been heartbroken for six months,” Ms Ford said.

“But now that police have changed the search to a homicide investigation and searching a different area, we are more hopeful.


“We just want to be able to bring his body back and get some closure.”

Major Crime Investigation Branch officer-in-charge Detective Superintendent Des Bray said police had searched an area of about 5sq km.

He said the search would resume today. “We think this is our best chance to find Mr Redman,” Det-Supt Bray said.

“We have advised Mr Redman’s family we are treating this matter as a murder.

“We have a suspect in relation to this matter that we are having a look at.

“Police are determined to do everything possible to locate Scott and return him to his family.”

Specialist police alongside Country Fire Service and State Emergency Service personnel have previously scoured vast sections of the Eyre Peninsula.

Police extended their investigation to interviewing truck drivers and motorists who used the Eyre Peninsula in case Mr Redman was picked up as a hitchhiker and appealed for anyone who saw a hitchhiker on Eyre Hwy on April 26 to come forward.

Anyone with information about the disappearance and presumed murder of Mr Redman should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Damien Kennedy, the last person to see missing man Scott Redman, has been on the run for a month after breaching home detention bail

The last man to see missing teenager Scott Redman has been on the run for a month, and police are actively searching for him.

The last man to see missing father Scott Redman alive has been on the run for a month after breaching his home detention bail in mid-October.

Damien Kennedy, 20, was on bail for a series of drug trafficking charges but disappeared on October 18.

Kennedy was the last person to see Scott Redman, 19, who went missing after a short police chase near Kimba on the Eyre Peninsula on April 21.

A police spokeswoman last night said Kennedy had been released on court ordered home detention bail on August 2.

However, on October 18 he breached his home detention conditions.

“Kennedy has not complied with the conditions of his Home Detention bail conditions and his current whereabouts are unknown,” the spokeswoman said.

“Damien Kennedy is described as caucasian, about 180cm tall, medium build with short brown hair. The public are advised not to approach Damien Kennedy, but to contact police immediately.”

Correctional Services chief executive David Brown said police were actively searching for the missing man.

The vehicle Redman and Kennedy were travelling in was found next to a radio tower near Secret Rocks, 40kms east of Kimba shortly after the police chase.


Kennedy was arrested in Whyalla on April 23 after hitch hiking his way to the town. In October, Major Crime investigators said they were treating the disappearance as a murder, launching another search of the remote area near Kimba.

Several searches have been conducted in the months since the disappearance of Mr Redman, a young father from Holden Hill.

State Emergency Service volunteers and specialist police, including mounted patrols, dog units and the police helicopter, have unsuccesfully scoured swathes of the remote countryside in an effort to find any sign of Mr Redman.