At the time of his disappear Reece Kearney was living with his
parents at Julatten, near Mount Molly close to Cairns, QLD.
Reece was last seen on 21 December 2017 after attending a funeral of
a close friend who passed away suddenly. He was in a distressed and
After returning from a trip into town Reece’s mother had discovered
that her motorcycle was missing from her home and Reece was unable
to be located
On the 8th February the motorcycle was located at the Telstra Tower
on the Newcastle Range, approx 20 kilometres east of Georgetown
however Reece was not located.
Investigations into Reece’s whereabouts have failed to locate him
and there are grave concerns for his welfare and safety. If you have
information that may assist police to locate Reece please call Crime
Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Family appeal for information about their missing son, Reece Kearney
Today Julatten Dad, Mr Ron Kearney made a heartfelt plea to local
media and the wider community to help find his missing son, Reece
Reece, aged 26, was reported missing on December 15 after he failed
to return home to his families Julatten property.
Police investigations revealed Reece was seen at a Ravenshoe
Roadhouse on December 15 riding a black 2012 Bonneyville Triumph
motorcycle and then later reports he was seen in Mt Surprise.
Mr Kearney believes Reece was attempting to make his way over to
Normanton to see his brother, however he never made it and his
family believe he may have had a crash.
“We’ve done a search of the area from Georgetown to Croydon by road
and now by helicopter as we think he may have had a road accident”,
Mr Kearney said.
“There is still a possibility that he’s gone from Normanton to Mount
Isa, so I appeal to the people out at the Isa and the three ways in
the Northern Territory and Charters Towers, if they see something,
please come forward and call crime stoppers or local police.
“We are still hopeful of having a happy ending, we love him very
much and we’d like to see him back.
“He’s a good lad, loves his fishing, he’s well liked in the
Both Mr Kearney and police have utilised the services of helicopters
to search areas throughout the Tablelands in an effort to locate
Reece and his distinctive motorcycle.
Detectives plan to continue searches using available assets in an
effort to locate Reece and his motorcycle.
Concerns are held for Reece’s safety and a general public appeal for
information extends to service stations, roadhouses, takeaway food
outlets, convenience stores, truckies, 4WD enthusiasts, Grey Nomads
and other holiday makers travelling throughout Queensland and the
Reece Kearney is a 26-year-old man and is described as being of
Caucasian appearance, about 180cm tall, brown hair and a slim build.
Reece has a distinctive tattoo on the inside of his right arm that
has the words, “Life Goes On”.
POLICE are unsure if a missing Queensland man is being
“deliberately evasive” after he was spotted 140km south of where
Reece Kearney, 26, from Julatten in North Queensland, was reported
missing by his family three weeks ago with concerns for his welfare
due to a medical condition.
Police have today confirmed he is alive and well after he accessed
his bank accounts and was identified on CCTV footage in a number of
locations in Ravenshoe, about 140km south of Julatten.
“We’re unsure of his intended destination or if he is being
deliberately evasive,’’ Senior Constable Daniel Whitling said.
“But he’s made no contact with family or friends.’’
Police are still appealing for public assistance to locate Mr
He may be travelling on a black 2012 Triumph Bonneville motorcycle
with Queensland registration 095-HV.
Phone Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 with
Chopper search for missing North Qld man
The father of a north Queensland man who has been
missing for a month is hoping helicopter searches will help turn
something up but fears his son may have died.
Reece Kearney hasn't been seen since December 15 when
he smashed his phone, took off from his dad's Julatten home on a
motorbike with only the clothes on his back, and withdrew $3000 at
His father Ron believes he may have been riding to
Normanton to visit his brother but he never arrived.
After searching roads between Georgetown to Croydon
by car Mr Kearney on Saturday hired helicopters and spent five hours
in the air trying to find his son, he said on Tuesday.
"We couldn't find any bike wreckage or any sign of
life," he said.
"We feel that he didn't make it, that he might have
had a road accident."
Despite fearing the worst, Mr Kearney said he hoped
his son would contact family and let them know he is alright.
Police searches are expected to continue on