A woman who went missing in WA state last month is feared to have been abducted, police have said.
Key points:Police say they are searching for a missing man in the WA town of NambourPolice say the man, aged in his 20s, was last seen in the town of Chippendale on March 19Police say he is believed to have left in a car, but has not been seen sincePolice say his vehicle is being sought and he is thought to have walked to Chippendales town.
“We believe that he’s been abducted,” Acting Police Commissioner Ian Smith said on Wednesday.
“The police are working with the family to try and locate him, and he may have walked from Chippales to Nambours town.”
Mr Smith said police were asking anyone with information to contact them.
“Police are asking anyone in the community who may have seen a man in his late 20s or early 30s in Chippenda to contact the police,” he said.
“They may have been seen in Chippingdale, but we have not seen any further details of their whereabouts.”‘
A very strange case’Mr Smith described the disappearance of the missing man as a “very strange case” and said he would be in touch with his family.
“Our sympathies go out to the family of the deceased, they’re a very hard-working family, they’ve had a lot of trouble, we don’t want to see them suffer any more,” he told reporters.
“This is a very strange and tragic case.”
At the moment, we’re just waiting for the information to come to us, but it will come.
“Mr Harris said the police had not released the man’s name, but had identified him as an Asian man in middle age.”
He was not wearing a shirt or any clothes,” he added.”
It was just his shirt and his shoes.
“Police are investigating a possible sighting of the man in Chipton in western WA.”
Chippendale is a small town in the north-west of the state, so if there was anyone in that town that was a bit on the run and they may have made a break and entered, that would be our priority,” Acting Superintendent David D’Aloisio said.
Police also said they were working with a private company that works for the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture and Water Resources to look for evidence that could help them trace the missing vehicle.”
If you have any information at all that would help us in that area, we’d like to talk to you,” Acting Chief Inspector James Wirth told reporters at a press conference.”
There are many things that we need to look at in the area.
“The search for Mr Harris began on March 20 and lasted until March 24, when a truck carrying a cache of food left Chippends town.
Police said they would continue to investigate the case and the community was asked to report any sightings to Crime Stoppers.