Missing Persons Squad detectives are appealing for public assistance following the suspicious disappearance of Doveton man Brendon Farrell.
The 32-year-old was last seen by a friend around 12.30pm on Monday, 31 May at his home address on Kidds Road in Doveton.
Brendon lived in a rear bungalow at this address, behind a main building.
His disappearance was considered out of character and family members subsequently reported him missing to police on 2 June.
Police are led to believe some kind of altercation has taken place while Brendon has been at the Kidds Road address.
Investigators have serious concerns for his welfare at this time.
Checks of Brendon’s bank accounts and phone have not revealed any activity after 31 May.
He also had no access to a vehicle and preferred to ride a bicycle to get around, however his bicycle is yet to be located.
Detectives are keen to speak to anyone who has information about the altercation at the Kidds Road, Doveton property on 31 May or has knowledge of who was present at the time.
They would also like to speak to anyone who has knowledge of Brendon’s current whereabouts.
Brendon is described as being around 168cm tall with a slim to medium build and shaved reddish hair.
It’s believed he was wearing a black tracksuit at the time he was last seen.
Police have released an image of Brendon in the hope someone can identify him and provide information about his current whereabouts.
Anyone with information about Brendon’s disappearance is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
Quotes attributable to Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper, Missing Persons Squad:
“We currently hold grave fears for Brendon’s welfare and his disappearance is considered to be very much out of character.
“Investigators are keen to know more about the altercation that has taken place at the Kidds Road property on the day he was last seen, particularly who was present at the time. This will provide some further avenues of enquiry for us.
“Police are also still uncertain what the motivation was for this altercation.
“Over the past four weeks both Missing Persons Squad and local detectives have made a significant number of enquiries in order to try and establish Brendon’s whereabouts, however we haven’t been able to locate him.
“We’re appealing for anyone who does have information, whether that is about this altercation or where Brendon may currently be, to come forward and contact police.
“Brendon’s family are desperate for answers and we’re hoping that someone will do the right thing and provide them.”