Oswal ORMAN

Last seen: 22 January 2007
Year of birth: 1969
Height: 182cm
Build: Solid
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Grey
Complexion: Tanned

Circumstances: Missing person (MP) reported missing on 22 January 2007, originally from QLD. He drove his vehicle (white Datsun Ute) onto the Barkly Homestead on or around 16 January 2007 to conduct repairs. MP was last seen by truck drivers on Saturday 24 January 2007 attempting to hitchhike westerly on the Barly Highway. All personal belongings were left in his vehicle and he has not been seen since.

Wednesday 24-Jan-2007 (1615 hrs CST)
Concern for welfare of missing person - Oswal Orman

NT Police are mounting a search for a 37-year-old Queensland man who was last seen at the Barkly Homestead on Sunday night.

Police received a report from staff at the homestead after the man apparently abandoned his car. Police were told Oswald Orman arrived at Barkly Homestead on Tuesday 16 January. He was driving a white Datsun utility with grey mudguards and Queensland registration plates 399 BWJ. He was last seen trying to hitchhike along the Barkly Highway near the homestead on Sunday night.

Mr Ormon is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 172 cm tall with a very solid build. He has short grey hair and a moustache, brown eyes and very tanned skin.

Police are concerned for his welfare after Mr Ormon abandoned his vehicle which contained clothing and other personal items.

Anyone who may have seen the missing man hitchhiking along the road, or anyone who may have given him a lift should contact police as soon as possible on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Thursday 25-Jan-2007 (1520 hrs CST)
Concern for welfare of missing person - Oswal Orman (update)

Police have launched an air search for a man who went missing from the Barkly Homestead at the weekend.

Oswald Orman, 37, from Queensland, arrived at the homestead on Tuesday January 16 in a white Datsun utility with grey mudguards. He was last seen at the homestead on Saturday night (not Sunday night as in the previous release), and police are concerned for his welfare.

Mr Ormon is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 182 cm tall, approximately 130 kg with a very solid build. He has short grey hair and a moustache, brown eyes and very tanned skin. He was last seen wearing navy blue stubbies and a light coloured t-shirt. A photo of the missing man will be issued shortly.

Anyone who may have seen the missing man hitchhiking along the road, or anyone who may have given him a lift should contact police as soon as possible on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Monday 29-Jan-2007 (1520 hrs CST)
Concern for welfare of missing person - Oswal Ormand (update 2)

A 37-year-old Queensland man who has not been seen since Saturday 20 January is still missing despite an extensive air and ground search.

Last week police received a report from staff at the Barkly Homestead that they were concerned for the manís welfare after he apparently abandoned his car. Police were told Oswal Ormand (NOTE: this is the correct spelling of his first and last name) arrived at Barkly Homestead from Queensland on Tuesday 16 January. He was driving a white Datsun utility with grey mudguards and Queensland registration plates 399 BWJ. He was last seen apparently trying to hitchhike near the homestead on Saturday night (20 January).

Mr Ormand is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 182 cm tall and weighing between 120 and 130 kgs with a very solid build. He has grey hair and a moustache, brown eyes and very tanned skin. He was last seen wearing navy blue stubbies and a light coloured t-shirt. A photo of the missing man has been issued.

Police mounted an air and ground search last week involving an area of more than 3000 square kilometres, but Mr Ormand is still missing despite exhaustive efforts to find him.

Anyone who may have seen him or who may have given him a lift is urged to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Tuesday 30-Jan-2007 (1115 hrs CST)
Concern for welfare of missing person - Oswal Ormand (update 3)

Police have today released a second photo of a man who went missing from the Barkly Homestead on 20 January.

Oswal Ormand, 37, was reported missing by staff who became concerned after he apparently abandoned his car at the homestead.

Mr Ormand is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 182 cm tall and weighing between 120 and 130 kgs with a very solid build. He has grey hair and a moustache, brown eyes and very tanned skin. He was last seen wearing navy blue stubbies and a light coloured t-shirt.

Police mounted an air and ground search last week involving an area of more than 3000 square kilometres, but Mr Ormand is still missing despite exhaustive efforts to find him. A ground search involving police and NTES volunteers is continuing.

Anyone who may have seen him or who may have given him a lift is urged to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Monday, January 29, 2007. 4:24pm (AEDT)
NT police scale back search for missing hitchhiker - ABC

Northern Territory Police have scaled back their search for missing Queenslander, Oswald Orman, who disappeared more than a week ago in the Barkly.

The 37-year-old was last seen hitchhiking near the Barkly Homestead and his abandoned car was found last Tuesday.

A helicopter was used to search 3,000 square kilometres last week but found no clues.

Acting Superintendent Rob Burgoyne says while the air search has been called off, nine officers are continuing a ground search, speaking to station owners and businesses along the main highways.

"We're obviously talking with the people on the ground and when they feel that they can't do any more, when they've covered all the likely areas, they'll obviously get back to us and inform us that they don't believe that any further searching will be of any use.

"Then we'll seek permission from Darwin to call the search off," he said.

Thursday, February 1, 2007. 10:50am (AEDT)
Search continues for missing motorist - ABC

Northern Territory and Queensland police are searching a remote region, west of Mount Isa in north-west Queensland, to find a missing motorist.

Oswal Orman, 37, from Gatton in southern Queensland, disappeared 12 days ago.

He was last seen hitch-hiking near the Barkly Homestead Roadhouse.

Camooweal police Sergeant Ross Kirkpatrick says a helicopter and motorbikes are being used to cover a 3,000 kilometre search area.

"He's been missing now since January 20, so it's quite an extensive time, he hasn't accessed his bank accounts to our knowledge and if he is in that area of Barkly Homestead then he's got very limited access to food and water," he said.

"If he is travelling, he's in need of help and we'd like to get him to some medical assistance, there's very real concerns for his medical condition at the moment."

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