NSW: Major police search underway for well-known father-of-five feared murdered

A MAJOR multi-agency search is currently underway in bushland north-west of Sydney for a 35-year-old father-of-five who detectives fear may have met with foul play after mysteriously vanishing from the family farm three years ago.

Quinn Martin was last seen at a Colo Heights property on Putty Road, about 93 kilometres north-west of Sydney’s CBD, at around 10.30pm on Friday 7 December, 2012.

Police say Mr Martin had been working at the rear of the property which, at the time, was being occupied by his partner and two of his five children when he failed to return to the farm house.


He has not been seen since.

After forming Strike Force Vowel to investigate Mr Martin’s suspicious disappearance, detectives strongly believe he met with foul play.

Acting on information received, the strike force this morning initiated a major search of the Colo Heights area where Quinn was last seen.

The massive search party involves specialist police from OSG, PORS, the Mounted Police Unit, the Dog Squad as well as local police, SES, RFS, search co-ordinators from the Blue Mountains and experienced bushwalkers.

Mr Martin, described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 180-190cm tall, of solid build, with short blond hair and blue eyes, was well-known in the South Windsor area, having lived there for 15 years.

He was last seen wearing light-grey cargo shorts, work boots and a flannelette shirt.

Anyone with any information is urged to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers immediately.