Reward of $250,000 for man missing near Chinchilla

THIS morning police announced a reward of $250,000 for information on the disappearance of Jason John Vance.

The Rockhampton man went missing six years ago in the Barakula State Forest, 77.5 kilometers north of Chinchilla.

The 41-year-old was camping with friends on October 24, 2013 when he walked off into the forest and wasn’t seen again.

After an extensive land and air search showed no sign of Mr Vance, a coronial inquest in 2017 determined that he had died, with the cause of his death unknown.

South West District Detective Inspector Mat Kelly said police were still investigating the disappearance and the family deserves closure.

“Someone in the community knows something about Jason’s disappearance,” Detective Inspector Kelly said.

“It’s hoped with the passage of time and this reward and indemnity, this creates an opportunity for someone to come forward and provide police with the crucial piece of information.

“I urge anyone with any information, no matter how small, to contact police.

“We are keeping an open mind in relation to the investigation, we know Jason associated with various persons in the Gold Coast, Rockhampton and Dalby areas, so we are appealing to the community across these areas.”


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