Thursday, June 20, 2024

Childers community asked to help in search for missing man

Queensland Police are calling on the Childers community to search their properties as part of ongoing efforts to locate an 82-year-old man missing from the area since last Sunday.

Peter Hodgins (pictured) was last seen leaving an address on Morgan Street around 6.45pm on May 19th. Police say he walked south towards Broadhurst Street, wearing a blue polo shirt, jeans, brown shoes and a dark coloured coat.

The physical search for Mr Hodgins is continuing, with the focus intensifying around the sides of the Isis Highway and Bundaberg Highway in the Childers area, Police said in a statement.

Bundaberg Patrol Group Chief Inspector Grant Marcus is appealing for residents within a 5km radius of the Childers township to search their properties.

“Even if you have searched it previously, please do so again,” Chief Inspector Marcus said.

“In addition to searching homes and businesses, please also pay attention to anything that could be used as a shelter like carports or sheds.

“I’d also like to remind motorists and truck drivers travelling the Bruce or Isis Highways in the vicinity of Childers to be on the lookout.

“If you locate anything of interest, please contact police.

“We’re grateful for the community’s help and corporation during the search,” he said.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

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