A land and air search is underway for 25-year-old Trent Grose after a 4WD was located abandoned on an isolated cattle property near Richmond last Wednesday, November 27.
The vehicle was located by a station owner in an isolated area on the rural property, which is situated approximately 75km west of Richmond (between Richmond and Julia Creek).
The vehicle had a flat battery when found and was abandoned on the property. It is possible the vehicle had been in this location for several days before it was found.
Police were notified today of the abandoned vehicle and following enquiries believe Trent was the driver, with enquiries so far indicating that he had last been in contact with friends around two weeks ago.
Police hold fears for his welfare as the area is remote outback country experiencing high temperatures.
Trent, who has previously worked on rural properties in central Queensland, did not work at this property.
Searches today involving police and two helicopters failed to locate Trent with the search resuming tomorrow morning with police, SES, local station personnel and equipment, as well as helicopter support.
Trent is described as Caucasian, approximately 195cms tall, with a proportionate build, short brown hair and blue eyes.
Anyone who has any information which can assist in locating Trent is urged to contact police.