Missing man, Gympie

Last Updated: 03/08/2010

QLD Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a 38-year-old Gympie man who has been missing since July 13.

Jason Hazelgrove was last seen by his family in Lawrence Street about 6pm that day.

Police investigations indicate that the missing man was seen near the intersection of Tin Can Bay and Randwick roads around 2am the following morning.

Police hold concerns for Mr. Hazelgrove’s safety and wellbeing as it is out of character for him to not return home or make contact with family.

He was last seen wearing a grey t-shirt, black tracksuit pants and white shoes.

He has a full arm tattoo on his left arm and several tattoos on his right arm.

He is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 180cm tall, with a slim build, brown hair and blue eyes; when last seen he was sporting a close cropped goatee beard.

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Jason Hazelgrove still missing

GYMPIE Police have appealed for public help to find Gympie man Jason Hazelgrove who has not been seen for three weeks.

Officer-in-charge of Gympie CIB Detective Sergeant Dion Southey, said police and family were anxious to determine 38-year-old Mr Hazelgrove’s whereabouts.

He said he was last seen walking on Tin Can Bay Road in the vicinity of Randwick Road, between midnight and 2am on July 13.

At the time of his disappearance Mr Hazelgrove was dressed in black tracksuit pants, a grey T-shirt and was wearing white joggers.

He is described as about 180 centimetres tall, of solid build, with short brown hair and a short goatee beard. Mr Hazelgrove has a full sleeve of tattoos on his left arm and other tattoos on his right upper arm.

Det Sgt Southey said police had concerns for Mr Hazelgrove’s safety and asked that anyone who may have any knowledge of his movements or may have seen him to contact Gympie CIB telephone 5480 1044 or Crimestoppers 1800 333 000.

An average of 4700 people are reported missing each year and while Queensland police have an average recovery rate of 99.5 per cent, police ask people to come forward with any information which is crucial to their investigations.

Police fear for missing Gympie man

By Nikole Jacobi - ABC

Posted Wed Aug 4, 2010 7:43am AEST

Investigations are continuing into the disappearance of a 38-year-old man from Gympie in south-east Queensland.

Jason Hazelgrove's family last saw him on July 13 in Lawrence Street.

Mr Hazelgrove was then seen near the intersection of Tin Can Bay and Randwick roads about 2:00am (AEST) the next day.

Police say they hold concerns for his safety and are seeking public help to find him.

Detective Senior Sergeant Damien Powell from the Missing Persons Unit says Mr Hazelgrove's disappearance is out of character.

"Gympie CIB are conducting a very thorough investigation in relation to him," he said.

"Some people will lose contact for a couple of days but in this case we're very concerned about him."