Owen's brother Dylan. Pictures: Susan Windmiller
REDMAN aka MOORE
Last seen: 21 February 1991
Date of Birth: 1966
Hair: Light brown
On the 21/02/1991 Owen REDMAN born 1966 of Brunswick, was
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
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
APPEAL FOR MISSING BRUNSWICK MAN – OWEN REDMAN
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
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
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
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,"
"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
"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
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
"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
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
APPEAL FOR MISSING BRUNSWICK MAN – OWEN REDMAN
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
Police also believe Mr Redman may have changed his name to Owen Moore or Stuart
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.
GALVIN - Gazette
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
“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
They are plagued with ‘what-if’s’ and scenarios ranging from suicide to foul
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
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
“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
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
Dylan Redman has searched for
brother Owen since he went missing from Brunswick 23 years ago
- Moreland Leader
August 10, 2014
WHEN Owen Redman disappeared without a trace in the early
1990s, it left a haunting gap in his younger brother’s life.
Reported missing in February 1991, Owen, then 24, did not collect
his pay from Greenpeace, left behind his contact lens cleaning kit —
which he was “fanatical” about having with him — and took nothing else
but the clothes he was wearing at the time.
His younger brother, Dylan, has spent much of the past 23 years
searching for Owen, but to no avail.
And while he still hopes to find him, police are preparing a
report for the Coroner.
“He’s a pretty intelligent guy, but pretty emotional as well,”
“I don’t think he would have been in with a crowd of drug dealers
or anything like that.
“He may have taken off overseas or just gone bush.”
Moreland detective Senior Constable Leah Bound said Owen had been
known to use a number of aliases, including Simon or Stuart for first
names and Moore for his surname.
“Owen was a free-spirited and open-minded person where it was not
unusual for him to ‘disappear’ for days at a time or for him to not be
in contact with family on a regular basis,” Sen-Constable Bound said.
“Owen used a number of aliases and had connections to communities
all over the country as a result of a childhood where the family
travelled around. He could be anyone and he could be anywhere.”
Dylan said he yearned for Owen to make contact.
“If he could just make contact and say, ‘Hey, I’m all right’, it
would be good to have some closure,” Dylan said.
Sen-Constable Bound said that for the first time, the Coroner had
requested a brief outlining the case.
She expected the inquest to take place in 2015.
Dylan has set up a
page dedicated to his brother.
If someone you know goes missing here are four simple steps to
kick off your search.
■ Report the person as missing;
■ Write down everything you know about their last movements, who
they may have had contact with, where they went;
■ Enlist people to help in your search;
■ Create a poster and distribute it.
Visit mpan.com.au for a detailed checklist and poster
App offers a new hope to families
TOOL AIMS TO LOCATE PEOPLE
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
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
“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.