Missing Person Found

Updated: Elderly man missing on the Gold Coast has been found

Update @ 4.30pm: Police have advised that Giuseppe (Joe) Cannavo has been found safe and well.

Earlier @ 1pm: Police are seeking public assistance to help locate an 89-year-old man who has been missing from Southport since early this morning.

Giuseppe (Joe) Cannavo was last seen by family members at a house at Dury Street around 7.45am.


Police say he suffers from a medical condition and can become disoriented.

Mr Cannavo is of Italian descent and is described as 160cm tall, muscular build with grey balding hair and hazel eyes.

He was last seen wearing a green and white striped collared polo shirt, dark tracksuit pants and a green beret with small peak.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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