Whitsunday police review missing persons case

POLICE have started a new review into the disappearance of a Cannonvale man who has been missing for five years. 

The Whitsunday CIB and Missing Persons Unit will again open the case of Michael Leslie Devitt, reported missing by his family on August 26, 2010.

Inquiries have identified Mr Devitt was last confirmed to be living in Cannonvale, near Airlie Beach in Central Queensland, in January 2010. 

The last known sighting of Michael Devitt was in Proserpine on or about January 27, 2010.

Police say there are concerns surrounding the circumstances of Michael Devitt's disappearance because of information provided to police previously through Crime Stoppers.

"It is believed that there are members of the community between the Proserpine and Townsville areas who can assist police by providing information relating to Michael Devitt's disappearance," Detective Sergeant Jon Kent of the Whitsunday CIB said.

Missing man Michael Devitt
Missing man Michael Devitt Contributed

"We ask that if any person has knowledge about Michael Devitt's disappearance they please contact police or Crime Stoppers with that information.  We also seek assistance of persons who have previously made contact with Crime Stoppers to again make contact in order to assist with this investigation," Detective Sergeant Kent said.

Michael Leslie Devitt is described as being approximately 175cm tall, proportionate build with brown hair and blue eyes.  His disappearance is considered out of character.

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


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