Aaron James FLYNN
||Aaron James Flynn
||11 November 2016
|Year of Birth:
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29-year-old Aaron Flynn was last seen leaving an address on Keilambete
Road on Friday 11 November 2016 in a black Volvo Station Wagon with
Queensland registration 588 HBL. On 17 November 2016 this vehicle was
located near Rubyvale QLD however Aaron has not been seen or made contact
anyone since. Police hold concerns as his behaviour is out of character.
NOT quite a year ago, 29-year-old father Aaron Flynn went missing and he has
never been found.
It would have been his 30th birthday this month.
He disappeared on his way to his uncle's funeral after his car, a black Volvo
station wagon, ran out of petrol near Rubyvale as he made the 1300km trip from
Caloundra to Charters Towers.
Heartbreakingly for his friends and family, including his now three-year-old
daughter, very little is known about Aaron's fate.
His wallet, with money still in it, phone and clothes were in the car when it
was found the week after he vanished.
It is believed he left the car, taking his jerry can and Esky to get fuel and
water from Rubyvale, a 10km hike away.
A young mother driving to a swimming carnival with her children saw Aaron
walking along the side of the road about 6.30am on November 12. That was the
last sighting of him.
To mark his birthday and honour her son and his love of fishing, Aaron's mother
has kicked off a fundraising tribute and will donate the money to a cause she
knows he would be enthusiastic about - fishing trips for people with
Roz Flynn this week stoically set up the fundraiser on the Sport and Leisure for
the Handicapped Association Inc. (Caloundra) Facebook page, where people can
On her personal Facebook page, she has already gained the support of more than
2000 followers after writing a song for her son and posting a photo gallery of
"Aaron's greatest passion was fishing and in his memory, with his father Merv
and sister Renée, we are sponsoring Sport and Leisure for the Handicapped,” Mrs
"I met these two wonderful men who take handicapped people out fishing and it's
hard for them to get sponsorship.
"They get a few volunteers, but mostly it's just the two of them - that's a big
call. They've got a boat but they need a different type of boat to accommodate
Mrs Flynn said she wanted to sponsor the men and their efforts in Aaron's
"We have asked everybody in Aaron's memory to donate to this fishing group,” she
"We want to try and do something positive. It never will bring him back, but
nothing will and we want to give other people the experience of something that
he loved dearly.”
Mrs Flynn said it had been Missing Persons Week earlier this month, from August
5-11, and it was an ideal time to highlight the importance of the hope and
despair experienced by families and friends of missing people as they searched
for clues about the whereabouts of their loved ones.
She said while she continued to hope, she didn't believe Aaron would be found
"That's the hardest thing, not having any answers,” Mrs Flynn said.
"It's the worst nightmare any parent could ever imagine.”
By focusing their attention on a good cause, Mrs Flynn wanted Aaron's friends
and family to be able to think of him in a positive way.
"We haven't got a body to bury, we haven't got a grave and we haven't got
closure - we haven't got anything,” she said.
"We need to do something. And we also need to do it for Aaron's daughter.
"We went out fishing on his birthday because that's what he loved to do.
"And we want to see other people less able than us to be able to experience the
joy of fishing. Being out on the water and being able to experience the water is
Immediately after Aaron's car was found in bushland just off the roadway on
Rubyvale Rd on November 17, police and the SES launched an air and land search.
His sister worked with an Aboriginal tracker in rugged bushland at the Gemfields
and the family hired a private helicopter to join the search, but no new leads
have been found.
"We can't have a funeral or memorial,” she said.
"There is nothing we can do but perhaps we can take on this cause in his memory.
"This will be a positive legacy for our son.”
Donations to honour Aaron Flynn can be made to
Sport and Leisure for the Handicapped Assoc. Inc. (Caloundra) via their Facebook