Owen's brother Dylan. Pictures: Susan Windmiller


Name:Owen REDMAN aka MOORE
Last seen: 21 February 1991
Date of Birth: 1966
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Light brown
Height: 176cm
Build: Slim
Complexion: Fair

On the 21/02/1991 Owen REDMAN born 1966 of Brunswick, was reported missing.

REDMAN, an employee of Greenpeace at the time, failed to turn up for work and did not collect his pay. REDMAN took no money, bank books or personal belongings. He was wearing jeans, a green shirt and one silver ring of Indian design.
It is believed that REDMAN was in a distressed state at the time of his disappearance.

To date REDMAN has not contacted any family members or friends who remain concerned for his welfare. It is believed REDMAN may have changed his surname to MOORE.
Police want to hear from any person with information surrounding REDMAN disappearance. Please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.

https://www.facebook.com/HelpFindOwen - Facebook group to help find Owen


31 July 2005

Victoria Police are appealing to the public for assistance in relation to the disappearance of Brunswick man Owen Redman.
Mr Redman was reported missing in February 1991.
He was 25-years-old at the time of his disappearance.
Police have been told Mr Redman has failed to attend work, he did not collect his wages and his money, bankbooks and passport were located at his address.
Mr Redman was born in Tumut, NSW and moved with family to the Northern Territory and Queensland before moving to Victoria in the early 1980s. Mr Redman spent some time in NSW in 1989.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to ring Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

People missing and missed
Anthony Dowsley - Herald Sun
1st August 2005

OWEN Redman vanished 14 years ago without a trace, sparking a long and painful search.

His family still believe he is alive and want to hear his voice again.
He was 25 when he vanished and would now be 38.

Yesterday, police and welfare agencies launched Missing Persons Week, urging people to contact their family through an email, just to let them know they are OK.

In Victoria thousands of people are left anguished and bewildered when a loved one has left without trace.

Police figures show that in the 12 months to July, 6646 people were reported missing in Victoria -- 2912 were 17 or younger.

Owen's father, John, and brother, Dylan, said he had become depressed over relationship problems and suddenly left his house, leaving almost everything he owned behind.

Police were told he failed to attend work and did not collect his wages while his money, bankbooks and passport were found at his Brunswick home.

"The last time I saw him was in 1990, around about his birthday on October 8," John said.

"He was upset he had split with his partner at the time."

Dylan made a tearful plea for his brother to contact him yesterday as he relived the pain of more than a decade of wondering about him.

"I really miss him and I just want to know he's OK," Dylan said.

"It doesn't matter what he's into or where he's at, I don't care.

"I just want to see him, or at least know, get some sort of closure on this whole thing.

"It just seems so stupid not to know where someone's at, and they're so important to you.

"I love my brother and I just want to know, is he OK? Is he dead? Is he overseas having a great time? I just want to know, yes or no, is he still around?"

Last week the family was given access to police findings about his disappearance.

Dylan, 33, believes a letter written in 1992, stating that Owen had died of a drug overdose, may have been written by his brother.

"We just want him to contact us," Dylan said.

Police Assistant Commissioner for Crime Simon Overland said the theme of Missing Persons Week was "Talk, please don't walk".

Mr Overland urged people dealing with problems not to simply walk away from their lives, but to seek help.

Representatives of the Red Cross, Salvation Army and other welfare groups at yesterday's launch offered to help provide a link between missing people and their families. National Missing Persons Week ends next Saturday.

Don't go missing: send email

By Clay Lucas - The Age
August 1, 2005

Send an email to your family or friends to let them know you are not dead or injured, police urged missing persons yesterday.

"Get in touch with your loved ones by sending them an email," assistant police commissioner Simon Overland said at a city internet cafe yesterday as he launched Missing Persons Week.

"It is a safe, effective and easy way to let people know you are alive and well, without having to tell them where you are."

Of the 6646 people reported missing to Victorian police in the past year, almost 3000 were aged under 18.

Most of these young people would be internet-savvy and capable of letting their family know they were alive by sending an email, Mr Overland said. Missing persons were not guilty of any crime, but were using up police resources, he said.

"It's no crime, there's no trouble, we won't hassle you. We simply want to know you're alive and well so we can move on to deal with more pressing cases," Mr Overland said. "Get in touch, use the email."

Many missing persons remain so for years, if not decades.

Owen Redman was aged 25 when he went missing in 1991. He would now be 38. Mr Redman worked as a subscription salesman for Greenpeace, mostly around Brunswick and Collingwood.

His younger brother, Dylan, broke down at yesterday's launch as he described the 14 years since he had seen his brother.

"I just want to know. Is he OK? Is he dead? Is he overseas having a great time?" Mr Redman said as he wept.

"I would do anything to see my brother again. If he was in London, I would buy a ticket to be there tomorrow.

"I just want to see him, or at least know, to get some sort of closure on this whole thing."

Monday, October 3, 2005. 8:00pm (AEST) - ABC
Police widen search for missing man

Police investigating the disappearance of a Victorian man 14 years ago have extended their search to Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Owen Redman was 25 when he was reported missing in February 1991.

Police say he was in a distressed state at the time and has failed to make any contact with family or friends.

Investigators believe Mr Redman, who is now 38, may have moved to an outlying Aboriginal settlement or cattle station in Western Australia or the Northern Territory.

They say he may have changed his name to Owen Moore or Stuart Moore.

Anyone with information on his disappearance is urged to contact police.

3 October 2005

Investigations continue into the disappearance of missing Brunswick man Owen Redman. It’s believed Mr Redman was in a distressed state at the time of his disappearance and has failed to contact family members or friends.
Victoria Police investigators believe Owen Redman may have moved to an outlying Aboriginal settlement or cattle station in Western Australia or the Northern Territory area.
Police also believe Mr Redman may have changed his name to Owen Moore or Stuart Moore.
Police have released images of what Mr Redman may now look like.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Owen Redman should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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DYLAN Redman’s number is always listed in the phone book, in case his brother Owen one day decides to look him up.
In the 23 years since Owen vanished from his Brunswick home, his brother has continued the desperate search for answers.
Recently he provided a DNA sample to the police in case his brother was among the countless unidentified lying in a morgue nameless, lost and forgotten.
In his latest bid to find out what happened, the high-school teacher is simulating a 573-kilometre walk with the help of an online fitness community and the other families of missing loved ones.
The walk is the distance from his Pakenham home to his brother’s birthplace in Tumut in New South Wales.
“Through establishing a Facebook page, I realised that there was similar people struggling with the same issue,” he said.
“This is about the plight of other families too and I wanted to do something really big.
“I guess it’s a bit crazy – I’m not the fittest person in the world but it’s a bit different and I am trying to attract some attention for missing people.”
It was in February 1991 that Owen vanished from his home. He left behind his bankcards, money and everything he owned.
He failed to turn up to work and has never been seen or heard of since then, despite a few apparent sightings.
In the time since his unusual disappearance, his family has been left with an unimaginable burden.
They are plagued with ‘what-if’s’ and scenarios ranging from suicide to foul play.
There is no closure and they cannot grieve for Owen, a brother and a son they loved for 25 years.
“His ex-wife said that he had stopped drinking and seemed to withdraw – then he disappeared,” Dylan said.
“Did he suicide, has he been murdered … my feeling is that he had a gutful of where he was at.
“It’s been so long but I am always listed in the phone book and I am pretty easily contactable.”
It’s hard for Dylan to describe what it means to have a missing brother, except to say that it’s like being in a constant state of mourning. There are stages of insufferable grief and anger.
“You go through periods of time when you are really cranky about it – why the heck did he do this and why is he not in touch,” Dylan said.
“And you are bewildered but you get on with life, you go to work and pay the bills.
“There are acute times around Owen’s birthday, family events and Christmas.”
In the month of June, Dylan is walking at least 20 kilometres a day.
He has more than 400 supporters who are also doing the same in his Walk for Owen.
Dylan is hoping to raise the profile of missing people and on 30 June he will walk the final 50km to visit the town his brother was born in.
“Join in with the walk for Owen and other missing people by logging walks throughout June on the Facebook page Walk for Owen and talk about your experiences with missing family members,” he said.
“It’s also about making people think twice before they take off because of the pain you leave behind.”
To find out more, visit https://m.facebook.com/HelpFindOwen

Dylan Redman has searched for brother Owen since he went missing from Brunswick 23 years ago

App offers a new hope to families



A PAKENHAM man, who has been searching for his brother for 24 years, has urged residents and businesses to take up a new tool to help find missing people.

Dylan Redman, whose brother Owen went missing from Brunswick in February 1991, said the Help Find Me app was a fantastic initiative.

The program automatically launches the profile and image of a missing Australian person when the search function on a participating website is used.

A link also allows people to report any new information.

The use of high-traffic websites search bars donated by corporate Australia is the key to the success of Help Find Me.

“Everything helps. It is important to put it out there,” the 43-year-old said.

“It could be just one thing that leads to something.”

Owen was 24 when he went missing.

He did not collect his pay from Greenpeace and took nothing but the clothes he was wearing at the time.

Mr Redman said he was very close to his brother.

“He was my hero,” Mr Redman, pictured, said.

“My mother died in a car accident in 2011. It sounds a bit funny, but it was easier to deal with it because there was finality to it. There is closure. In a way, I grieve for my brother constantly.”

The Help Find Me project is led by Missing Persons Advocacy Network and Singapore’s Grey Group.

MPAN founder Loren O’Keeffe said a recently concluded seven-day stint of the program, which highlighted 50 cases, had been a success.

“The initiative is ongoing and we will continue to encourage corporate and individuals to get behind it,” she said.

For information, visit mpan.com.au or helpfindme.com.au or call the Missing Persons Advocacy Network on 0405 102 831.