$250,000 reward for information about missing man

Police are offering a huge reward for any information about a Rockhampton man – who had links to the Gold Coast – who hasn’t been for six years.

Jason John Vance was last seen on October 24, 2013 in the Barakula State Forest where he was camping with two friends.

It is believed the 41-year-old walked off into the forest and did not return.


Despite an extensive land and air search, he could not be found.

An inquest in 2017 determined Jason had died, though his cause of death was undetermined.

South West District Detective Inspector Mat Kelly says police are still actively investigating Jason’s disappearance, and that his family deserve answers and closure.

“Someone in the community knows something about Jason’s disappearance.

“It’s hoped with the passage of time and this reward and indemnity, this creates an opportunity for someone to come forward and provide police with the crucial piece of information.

“I urge anyone with any information, no matter how small, to contact police.

“We are keeping an open mind in relation to the investigation, we know Jason associated with various persons in the Gold Coast, Rockhampton and Dalby areas, so we are appealing to the community across these areas,” Detective Inspector Kelly said.

Police are offering a $250,000 reward for information that helps locate Jason.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

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