THERE are concerns for a missing grandfather, with a crime scene declared at a house just north of the Gold Coast.
Police say the disappearance of 71-year-old David Hanson is suspicious and they are searching for clues relating to a possible murder at the house on Snowdon Street in Kingston.
Mr Hanson has not made contact with friends or family since leaving the address on February 22 and was reported missing by his daughter on Sunday.
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The Brisbane Times reports, Superintendent Dave Hutchinson said the grandfather worked as a mining consultant in Tanzania and often flew between Australia and Africa.
He arrived back in Brisbane from South Africa on February 18, and was due to catch a return flight on the 22nd. However, he never made it to the airport.
“When he did not arrive back in South Africa, the other people involved in the mining over there became concerned. They contacted Mr Hanson’s family here in Brisbane and that occurred on the 28th of February,” Superintendent Hutchinson said.
Superintendent Hutchinson said Mr Hanson had been staying with a friend in his 20s at the Snowdon Street house.
“The circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Mr Hanson are suspicious in our view, and we do hold grave concerns for his welfare,” he said.
Police are checking whether Mr Hanson’s phone and bank accounts have been accessed but are yet to find any activity.
They have also searched a red Hyundai, which is believed to be linked with Mr Hanson’s friend’s property.
He is described as about 170 centimetres tall and has a slim build and is bald. Police said he now has a moustache.
Anyone with information about Mr Hanson’s whereabouts should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.