Anthony Desmond DIXON

Rosemary Elizabeth Catherine Dodd

An axe was found wrapped in a patterned cloth at a Urangan creek during a search for missing man Anthony Dixon in June last year.
An esky bag containing a wrapped up axe and a brick is described as a Nylex brand, silver and navy blue bag.
A brick believed to weigh down an esky bag containing an axe.

A navy blue and silver Esky bag containing an axe wrapped in cloth was found in a creek near Urangan's Emerald Park Way.  Police said a brick was used to weigh the bag down.  SES and water police were searching the area near the missing man's home when a bag was discovered.



Anthony Desmond DIXON​


D.O.B: 1986
Height: 180 cm
Complexion: Fair
Eye Colour: Hazel
Hair Colour: Brown
Build: Proportional
Tattoo(s)/Marks: Nil
Last Heard: Anthony Desmond DIXON has been missing from Hervey Bay, Queensland since March 2015.  It is unknown the circumstances surrounding his disappearance but he has not made contact with family members, which is very much out of character. Investigations into Anthony’s whereabouts have failed to locate him and there are grave concerns for his welfare and safety.

Missing man, Urangan

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Police are seeking public assistance to help locate a 28-year-old man reported missing from Urangan.

Anthony Dixon was last seen at his Urangan address on March 31 and has not made contact with family or friends since.

Concerns are held for his welfare as it is out of character not to stay in contact.

Mr Dixon (pictured) is Caucasian with fair a complexion, 180cm tall, short dark hair and has a slim build.

Police are asking anyone who sees Mr Dixon or has any information about his whereabouts to contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

 Police divers search for clues into missing Bay man

POLICE divers have found a shoe and a hat during a two day search for clues into the whereabouts of missing Hervey Bay man Anthony Dixon.

The Queensland Police Service dive squad have been scouring the water and mangroves in the Pulgul Creek area for clues about Mr Dixon's disappearance in March this year.

Mr Dixon was last seen getting into a taxi at the Kondari Hotel, Urangan on March 31.

He has not been in contact with friends or family since.

Hervey Bay police plain clothes Senior Constable Tim Visentin said the shoe and hat would be sent for forensic testing but it was not believed the items were linked to Mr Dixon's appearance.

"The search is being done to canvass all the areas near where he lived," Snr Const Visentin said.

"We are still hoping he is alive."

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Mr Dixon should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Police Link on 131 444.


Where is Anthony? One year on and he's still missing

lea.emery | 31st Mar 2016 5:00 AM Updated: 6:37 AM - Fraser Coast Chronicle

IT IS the mystery which has kept the Fraser Coast guessing for the past 12 months - what happened to Anthony Dixon?

Unfortunately, one year to the day since Anthony went missing after getting a cab from the Kondari Hotel and police are no closer to getting an answer.

The final movements police have been able to trace were Anthony being dropped off at his Urangan home on March 31 last year.

From there, the information has dried up.

Anthony's bank accounts have not been touched, no contact has been made with friends and family, and his home and belongings left as if he were coming back.

The lack of information surrounding the fishing trawler worker's sudden disappearance has been hard on his family, particularly his father, Tony.

Maryborough Criminal Investigation Branch Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Mick Polit said police were in regular contact with Anthony's family.


"They are struggling, particularly his dad," Snr Sgt Polit said.


"The not knowing means you are always hoping."

The case has stumped police officers who are once again appealing for information from the public about Anthony's whereabouts.

"Police believe that members of the public do have information which will assist in locating Mr Dixon and determining what has occurred to him," Snr Sgt Polit said.

"We are obviously appealing for those persons to come forward."

In December last year, police divers scoured waterways in Urangan looking for clues.

Divers recovered an axe, a shoe and hat but no forensic links were found to Anthony.

Anthony Dixon


UPDATE: Police release images of axe found in Dixon search

What we know

  • A navy blue and silver Esky bag containing an axe wrapped in cloth was found near Emerald Park
  • A brick was used to weigh the bag down
  • SES and water police searched the area near missing man Anthony Dixon's home when they found the bag

THE FRASER Coast Criminal Investigation Branch has released images of an axe found in a weighted esky bag during a search for missing Urangan man Anthony Dixon.

A navy blue and silver Esky bag containing an axe wrapped in cloth was found in a creek near Urangan's Emerald Park Way on July 23 last year.  

 Police said a brick was used to weigh the bag down.  

SES and water police were searching the area near the missing man's home when a bag was discovered.

The images were made public in the hope that they may trigger new information about the mysterious disappearance of the man.

 Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Briese said anyone with information about the axe, brick and bag or how the items came to be dumped in the area, should contact the Hervey Bay Police Station.  

"We're appealing to anyone who may have any information," Det Snr Sgt Briese said.  

"This applies to anyone who knows who the owner (of the axe) is or how it got there."  

Anthony Dixon, who was 28 when he disappeared, has been missing since early last year.

He was last seen at his home on March 20 after an afternoon at the Kondari Hotel in Urangan.

Anthony had just returned after weeks at sea working on a trawler.

He has not made contact with loved ones or been seen since that night.

Hervey Bay detectives are continuing their investigation into Anthony's suspicious disappearance.

If you have any information about Anthony, or the items found near Emerald Park Way, call Hervey Bay police on 4128 5333 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.