Missing man found dead

THE friend of a 45-year-old Warwick man, who failed to return home from Oakey on Sunday night, found his body on the Warwick-Allora back road yesterday morning, police have confirmed.

The man was understood to have been involved in a single vehicle accident, in which he came off his motorcycle.

It is not yet known how long he lay undiscovered, but when the friend found him yesterday he was already deceased.

He had been reported missing about 6pm on Monday after not turning up for work.

Warwick Police said the man had stayed at an address in Oakey for the weekend.

His friends grew worried and after filing the missing person report went out themselves to look for their mate.

He was found near the sharp bend in the road close to the railway crossing at Deuchar about 9am yesterday.

His name had not been released publicly by the time of printing last night and police are awaiting the results of a post mortem.

If confirmed as a traffic incident, the man's death will be the fifth fatality on Warwick roads this year.

Norm Betts of Betta Bilt Cabinets in Warwick passed several emergency services vehicles at the scene just before 10.30am yesterday.

Mr Betts said grass on the road edge was long enough to have concealed the man and his motorbike from passing traffic for some time.

Residents said safety had been an issue at the locality in the past and new signage had recently been installed.


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