David EARL

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Police seek clues to missing man

Updated August 13, 2012 10:48:23 - ABC

Police are appealing for public help to find Warrnambool man David Earl.

Mr Earl, 49, was last seen at his Coghlans Road workplace about 4:30pm (AEST) on Friday and was reported missing after he failed to attend a work meeting.

He is described as having a fair complexion, is thin and about 170cm tall, with grey hair and was last seen wearing a white business shirt, dress pants and glasses.

Search for missing Warrnambool man continues

WARRNAMBOOL police yesterday continued to search for 49-year-old missing Warrnambool man David Earl.

Mr Earl was last seen at his workplace, Environmental Fluid Systems, in Warrnambool's Coghlans Road about 4.30am on Friday.

Sergeant Leigh Wheatley said it was feared Mr Earl had harmed himself or attempted to disappear completely.

"The circumstances of how he has gone missing gives us concern about his welfare. His mobile telephone, bank cards, keys and wallet have been left and there's been no word from him," he said.

"State Emergency Service volunteers have done line searches at the back of his work premises which back onto the Merri River and we had a police dog out yesterday helping.

"It's likely the police search and rescue squad will be back in Warrnambool today after Sunday's cliff fall and we're hoping they can do a sweep of the river."

Mr Earl was expected to attend a work commitment on Friday but he did not show up.

A woman who answered the telephone at Environmental Fluid Systems yesterday said she was not authorised to make any comment on behalf of the business.

Mr Earl is described as being Caucasian and having a fair complexion. He is about 170cm tall with a thin build, grey receding hair and was last seen wearing a white business shirt, dress pants and glasses.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Warrnambool police.

 

Search for missing Warrnambool man takes to the river


 

 

MELBOURNE-BASED police search and rescue squad officers yesterday combed the Merri River north of the Warrnambool saleyards in the search for missing 49-year-old Warrnambool man David Earl.

Mr Earl was last seen at his workplace, Environmental Fluid Systems on Coghlans Road, near the search site, about 4.30am on Friday.

Sergeant Greg Cresall, of Warrnambool police, said it was feared Mr Earl had harmed himself or attempted to disappear.

He said there was little to add in relation to the search.

Search and rescue officers inspected the Merri River area yesterday but with no result.

Mr Earl is believed to have disappeared without his mobile telephone, bank cards, keys and wallet.

State Emergency Service volunteers did line searches at the back of his work premises near the Merri River on the weekend and a police dog has also been involved in the hunt.

Mr Earl was expected to attend a work commitment on Friday but did not appear.

A woman who answered the telephone at Environmental Fluid Systems on Monday said she was not authorised to make any comment on behalf of the business.

Mr Earl is described as Caucasian with a fair complexion. He is about 170cm tall,  thin, has grey receding hair and was last seen wearing a white shirt, dress pants and glasses.