Scott John Redman was last seen near Kimba, South Australia on Saturday
afternoon, 21st April 2018.
Scott was last seen in a motor vehicle travelling west on the Eyre
Highway towards Kimba. He became separated from the vehicle in scrub
land 40 kilometres east of Kimba and has not been seen since.
The motor vehicle Scott was travelling in was located abandoned on
Wednesday, 25th April 2018 on a track off Middleback Road, Secret Rocks.
Despite extensive enquiries and police searches Scott remains missing
and his whereabouts remain unknown. Grave concerns are held for Scott's
safety and welfare.
If you have information that may assist police to locate Scott call
Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
'Grave fears' for teenager missing after police chase on Eyre Highway
Police say they hold "grave fears" for a wanted Adelaide teenager who
went missing after a high-speed police chase on a rural South Australian
highway almost two weeks ago.
Scott John Redman, 19, is believed to have been the passenger in a black
Kia Sorento which was being pursued on the Eyre Highway near Kimba at
about 3:50pm on Saturday, April 21.
Police terminated the chase a short time after it began, and said the
SUV then turned onto a dirt road.
The alleged driver was arrested two days later in Whyalla, and police
believe he hitchhiked there from the Middleback Range.
Police have carried out searches in the area and found the SUV at a spot
known as Secret Rocks, about 40 kilometres east of Kimba, on Wednesday,
Inspector Mark Hubbard said police have been monitoring Mr Redman's
social media and held "grave fears for his wellbeing".
"The reality is, Scott doesn't want to necessarily be found," he said.
"The overriding concern at this time is for his welfare.
"The area in which we have been searching is rural and isolated. It is
possible that Mr Redman has also caught a lift with someone, but we have
no evidence of that at this time."
Police have questioned the driver of the vehicle, and Inspector Hubbard
said Mr Redman's family, friends and acquaintances have not heard from
He did not go into detail about why Mr Redman was wanted in the first
place, and is not ruling out foul play.
But police said Mr Redman was not being treated as a danger to the
Inspector Hubbard said it was possible he had travelled interstate.
Anyone with information has been urged to call the police assistance
line on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
THE sister of an Adelaide father, whose disappearance on Eyre
Peninsula six months ago now has been declared a murder, says her
family is desperate for closure.
Detectives yesterday returned to Kimba to search for 19-year-old Scott
Redman, who went missing after a brief police pursuit along the Eyre Hwy
on April 21.
Redman was travelling with an associate in a black SUV, which turned off
the Eyre Hwy on to a dirt road, when officers stopped the pursuit. The
associate was arrested at Whyalla on April 23 after hitchhiking from
He told police he and Mr Redman became separated after the pursuit.
The SUV was found abandoned at Secret Rocks, 40km east of Kimba, on
About 35 people, including eight officers from the police Mounted
Operations Unit, yesterday searched a 12sq km area where police believe
Mr Redman and his associate were during the 24 hours after they
abandoned the SUV.
Mr Redman’s sister Steph Ford told The
Advertiser her family had been left “heartbroken” by the
disappearance of her brother.
“We have been heartbroken for six months,” Ms Ford said.
“But now that police have changed the search to a homicide investigation
and searching a different area, we are more hopeful.
“We just want to be able to bring his body back and get some closure.”
Major Crime Investigation Branch officer-in-charge Detective
Superintendent Des Bray said police had searched an area of about 5sq
He said the search would resume today. “We think this is our best chance
to find Mr Redman,” Det-Supt Bray said.
“We have advised Mr Redman’s family we are treating this matter as a
“We have a suspect in relation to this matter that we are having a look
“Police are determined to do everything possible to locate Scott and
return him to his family.”
Specialist police alongside Country Fire Service and State Emergency
Service personnel have previously scoured vast sections of the Eyre
Police extended their investigation to interviewing truck drivers and
motorists who used the Eyre Peninsula in case Mr Redman was picked up as
a hitchhiker and appealed for anyone who saw a hitchhiker on Eyre Hwy on
April 26 to come forward.
Anyone with information about the disappearance and presumed murder of
Mr Redman should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
The last man to see missing father Scott Redman alive has been on
the run for a month after breaching his home detention bail in
Damien Kennedy, 20, was on bail for a series of drug trafficking charges
but disappeared on October 18.
Kennedy was the last person to see Scott Redman, 19, who went missing
after a short police chase near Kimba on the Eyre Peninsula on April 21.
A police spokeswoman last night said Kennedy had been released on court
ordered home detention bail on August 2.
However, on October 18 he breached his home detention conditions.
“Kennedy has not complied with the conditions of his Home Detention bail
conditions and his current whereabouts are unknown,” the spokeswoman
“Damien Kennedy is described as caucasian, about 180cm tall, medium
build with short brown hair. The public are advised not to approach
Damien Kennedy, but to contact police immediately.”
Correctional Services chief executive David Brown said police were
actively searching for the missing man.
The vehicle Redman and Kennedy were travelling in was found next to a
radio tower near Secret Rocks, 40kms east of Kimba shortly after the
Kennedy was arrested in Whyalla on April 23 after hitch hiking his way
to the town. In October, Major Crime investigators said they were
treating the disappearance as a murder, launching another search of the
remote area near Kimba.
Several searches have been conducted in the months since the
disappearance of Mr Redman, a young father from Holden Hill.
State Emergency Service volunteers and specialist police, including
mounted patrols, dog units and the police helicopter, have unsuccesfully
scoured swathes of the remote countryside in an effort to find any sign
of Mr Redman.