Police update 1: Search underway for missing man at Charleville

Police are continuing to search isolated bushland in western Queensland after a vehicle belonging to missing man, Clive Rolph, 74, was located abandoned on Friday, January 17.

Around 8pm on Friday night police were notified that Mr Rolph’s blue 2006 Toyota Camry with Queensland registration 940-VPN was found by a local property owner bogged on a dirt track approximately 4kms from the Diamantina Developmental Road, approximately 45kms west of Charleville.

A search was commenced around 6am on Saturday morning, and continued over the weekend, involving police and SES personnel on foot and in vehicles, in rugged terrain.

Police searches continued today with local police remaining in contact with Mr Rolph’s family.

Mr Rolph was reported missing by family in New South Wales with Queensland police investigations indicating he attended a Charleville service station on October 21.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw Mr Rolph or his vehicle between October 21, 2019 when he attended the Charleville service station and the discovery of his vehicle on January 17, 2020 on the Diamantina Developmental Road to contact them.

Images of Mr Rolph and his vehicle (above).

Media release issued on November 7, 2019

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a 74-year-old man travelling in central Queensland.

Clive Rolph was last seen on October 18 and has not contacted friends or family since.

Although his exact whereabouts are unknown, he is believed to be in the Gin Gin or South Burnett area.

He is described as Caucasian, 170cm tall, of medium build and bald.

He is travelling in a blue Toyota Camry with Queensland registration 940VPN and often stays in caravan parks.

Police are appealing for Mr Rolph or anyone with further information to contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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