Police in the far north continue to appeal for public assistance regarding missing Victorian man Milan Lemic, 29 with a final search of the Daintree area he was last seen at on December 22 underway.
Police are also issuing a third photograph of Mr Lemic in hopes that someone may have information which could assist in locating him after an unconfirmed but credible possible sighting of Mr Lemic was received by police.
Police are also releasing an image of a distinctive Adidas sports bag after the witness said they saw a man matching Mr Lemic’s description carrying the bag on Boxing Day in Pioneer Park, Daintree Village.
At the time the man was in company with an Aboriginal man and was picking mangoes from a large tree. The Aboriginal man is described as short in stature.
Police believe this man may be able to assist and are appealing for this man to contact them.
Enquiries with Mr Lemic’s family confirm he owns a similar sports bag (similar in style to the attached image although the colour may be different) and he is believed to have had it with him.
Police would also like to speak to anyone who remembers seeing a man carrying this sports bag in the Daintree Village on or about Boxing Day (December 26).
Mr Lemic spoke to family on December 21 from the Daintree area and at the time discussed seeking work in the local area.
Police also continue to urge locals, many who have already searched their properties on foot, in vehicles and on quadbikes, to check or re-check for any indications someone may have sought shelter on their property.
Members of Mr Lemic’s family have travelled to the Daintree, speaking with search coordinators, police and locals, as well as visiting Bairds Crossing where he was last seen around 4.30pm on Sunday, December 22 next to his bogged black utility.
Police continue to liaise and update Mr Lemic’s family with family members expected to return later this week.
Mr Lemic is described as being Caucasian, approximately 191cms tall, with a proportionate build, longer collar length brown hair and unkempt facial hair.
Link to update 2 (28/12): https://mypolice.page.link/So5U
Link to update 1 (26/12): https://mypolice.page.link/rWPW
Link to initial media release (23/12): https://mypolice.page.link/szSt