Missing Man Slacks Creek

Last Updated: 27/07/2010

QLD Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a 39-year-old Slacks Creek man who has been missing since May 27.

Jon Buchecker was last seen by his family at his home in Centenary Road at about 12pm.

Police hold concerns for Mr Buchecker as it is out of character for him to not return home or make contact with his family.

It is unclear what clothes he was wearing when he left his residence.

He is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 180cm tall, with a slim build, dark brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day. Crime Stoppers is a charitable community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.


Family's cry to find missing son continues

A LOGAN couple are appealing for help from the community following the disappearance of their son in May.

On May 27, 39-year-old Jon Buchecker left the caravan he was living in on his parents' Slacks Creek property at about midday, and hasn't been seen or heard from since.

His father, James Buchecker, said this was out of character for his son, and he and his wife had no idea where he could be.

But Mr Buchecker believed Jon hadn't made contact with his family because he was facing potential jail time.

“The situation was he fell in with a bad crowd who used to take speed and marijuana,” Mr Buchecker said.

“He had been busted twice, and his (court) hearing kept being deferred.

“He was due to go to court just after he went missing, and he expected to go to jail for a while.”

Mr Buchecker said Jon, who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, had previously spent time in jail and it looked as though he had done ‘a runner' to avoid going back.

“We're worried about him,” he said.

“No one has seen or heard from him. We've been in contact with people he knew and they haven't spoken to him.

“He's probably thinking if he does make contact (with his family) the police would look at phone records and find him.”

Mr Buchecker described his son as having light brown hair, being quite fit and of an average height.

“He looks a bit like Lleyton Hewitt,” he said.

Mr Buchecker has appealed for anyone with any knowledge about Jon's disappearance or current location to contact the police.

 Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000 or, 24 hours a day.