Police have put out an alert for a Townsville man who has been missing since late last year.
Laurence Sim, 62, was last seen on December 31 at a home on the Flinders Highway at Roseneath.
At this stage, police aren’t treating Mr Sim’s disappearance as suspicious, although they hold concern for his wellbeing, as it is unusual for him to be missing for so long without contacting family and he suffers from a medical condition.
Officer in Charge Townsville Criminal Investigation Branch, Detective Senior Sergeant Chris Hicks said Mr Sim left his brothers house and has disappeared.
“He is believed to have got in a vehicle and hasn’t been seen or heard of since then,” Det Sen-Sgt Hicks said.
“They didn’t raise concerns with police until roughly the end of July this year, because it isn’t unusual for Mr Sim to not be heard of for a number of months by the family.
“He is an experienced bushman, but he also suffers from a number of medical conditions, so we are concerned at this stage for his wellbeing and his location.”
Mr Sim is described as caucasian, about 170cms tall, with short grey hair.
Anyone who might know where he is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000
Police expect to continue searching the property for some time.
Detective Acting Superintendent Cheryl Scanlon said crews stopped searching the area, where Mr Sim is thought to have lived before he went missing, on Wednesday afternoon.