James CASEY was last seen in Cairns in January 2017.
He is known to travel from state to state in Australia. He lives a reclusive
lifestyle, often avoiding contact with other people.
There are significant concerns for his safety.
If you have information that may assist police please call Crime Stoppers on
1800 333 000.
Missing man, Cairns
Police are seeking assistance from the community to locate a man who
is believed to be in the cairns area.
James Casey was last seen in Cairns in January 2017. He was believed to
have been sleeping in parks and reserves around the area.
Due to a medical condition, James has been known to communicate using
texting, whereby he types in his words on an old phone and then shows it
to the person with whom he is communicating.
James is 37-year-old and is described as Caucasian in appearance, 180cm
tall with a slight build, fair complexion and brown hair.
His exact whereabouts are unknown however he is still believed to be in
the Cairns area. Police are appealing for anyone who has seen James or
has further information to contact police.
HIS desperate mother gets more concerned every day and Far North
police admit they have hit a dead end in the hunt for missing
man James Casey.
The 37-year-old has not been seen since January and is a
selective mute who prefers to live as a recluse.
Smithfield police Sergeant Matt Maloney, who is spearheading his
case, said the former navy serviceman had specialist survival
training with the skills to “live off the grid” and had not touched
his bank accounts or been in contact with Centrelink for months.
Sgt Maloney said the fact Mr Casey “actively avoids human contact”
was the biggest hurdle in the investigation, but police would
continue to try to track him down.
”You want to give his mother, who is a wonderful person, some answers,” he
Police have made a fresh appeal for help to find Mr Casey and dozens of
others as part of National Missing Persons week.
There are currently nine long-term missing people believed to be in the Far
North. The cases of two women, Katie O’Shea and Allison Bernard, are
believed to be suspicious.
Ms O’Shea, 44, was last seen leaving the Atherton Hotel bottleshop with two
unidentified men on December 29, 2005, while Ms Bernard, 23, vanished at
Archer River in Cape York in 2013.
Detective Inspector Geoff Marsh said since January last year 1161 people had
been reported missing in the Far North.
“Fortunately ... a vast majority are found and reunited with their loved
ones,” he said.