MAJOR SEARCH: Missing man’s 4WD found abandoned on Qld property

A major land and air search is underway for a missing man after his 4WD was found abandoned on a cattle property in western Queensland.

A station owner made the discovery in an isolated area on the rural property, which is situated approximately 75km west of Richmond, last Wednesday.

Police say the vehicle had a flat battery when it was found and that it’s possible the car had been in this location for several days before it was found.


Fears are now being held for 25-year-old Trent Grose, with officers believing he was the driver of the 4WD.

“Police were notified today of the abandoned vehicle and following enquiries believe Trent was the driver, with enquiries so far indicating that he had last been in contact with friends around two weeks ago,” Police said in a statement on Saturday.

“We hold fears for his welfare as the area is remote outback country experiencing high temperatures.

“Trent, who has previously worked on rural properties in central Queensland, did not work at this property.”

A large search is expected to resume this morning with police, SES, local station personnel and equipment, as well as helicopter support.

Trent is described as Caucasian, approximately 195cms tall, with a proportionate build, short brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone who has any information which can assist in locating Trent is urged to contact police.