Mt Isa police find body of missing teenager’s friend-But not Kyle Coleman!

Update 28/02/14

Missing teen’s friend takes own life

February 28, 2014

Unrelated searches are being conducted in Queensland for Kyle Coleman, 17, and 26-year-old German backpacker Daniel Dudzisz
Unrelated searches are being conducted in Queensland for Kyle Coleman, 17, and 26-year-old German backpacker Daniel Dudzisz

Police have stepped up their search for a missing Queensland teenager after a friend who was involved in the search took his own life.

Residents in the northwest town of Mount Isa have joined police in the search for 17-year-old Kyle Coleman, last seen about about 6am on Saturday when he left a house in Soldiers Hill for the three kilometre walk to his home in Parkside.

The body of a 21-year-old friend of Kyle’s was found on Wednesday.

The man was found in a house in Soldiers Hill and his death isn’t considered suspicious.

The search area includes Mount Isa city, Leichhardt River, Barkly Highway and a property near Camooweal, west of Mount Isa, which Kyle visited on Friday.

Meanwhile, the family of a Queensland man missing for more than three weeks have asked the public for help in locating him.

Michael Kime, aged 49, was last seen in Toowoomba on the afternoon of February 5 and has not contacted family and friends since then, police said on Friday.

Mr Kime is believed to be travelling in a white 1998 Toyota Hilux, registration 895RNA, and may be travelling in the Cairns area.

He is described as approximately 193 centimetres tall, Caucasian in appearance with a proportionate build, with short and receding grey hair, as well as a grey beard and moustache.

In a separate search, police continue to look for 26-year-old German backpacker Daniel Dudzisz in the state’s remote southwest.

Mr Dudzisz is believed to be walking between Windorah and Jundah, and was last seen on February 17.

Investigators said Mr Dudzisz was known to officers because he had been spotted walking through the outback during the past few months.

Volunteers search for missing teenager Kyle Coleman.
Volunteers search for missing teenager Kyle Coleman.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

Those seeking support and information about suicide prevention can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467.


Mt Isa police find body of missing teenager’s friend
Updated 6pm 26/02/14
Related Story: Search expands for missing Mount Isa teen

Police in Mount Isa in north-west Queensland say they have found the body of a young man, but it is not that of missing 17-year-old Kyle Coleman.

Photo- Kyle Coleman was last seen on the morning of February 22 leaving a home in Soldiers Hill. (Qld Police Service)
Photo- Kyle Coleman was last seen on the morning of February 22 leaving a home in Soldiers Hill. (Qld Police Service)

Police say the body, found at an address in Mount Isa, is a 21-year-old man who was a friend of the missing teenager.

Earlier today, authorities expanded their search for Kyle Coleman, who has been missing for nearly a week.

He was last seen at 6:00am (AEST) on Saturday at a home at Soldiers Hill in the city.

Inspector Trevor Kidd says the search continues.

“It’s a non-suspicious death, unfortunately it’s a 21-year-old male at that location,” he said.

“We’ll prepare a report for the coroner in relation to that.

“We’re still certainly continuing with our investigation into the disappearance of Kyle, we’re continuing with our searching as we speak we have helicopter and fixed winged aircraft and people searching.

Earlier today, Inspector Kidd said search crews had scoured the city, including around the Leichhardt River bed.

“We have completed the majority of searching in Mount Isa,” he said.

“It is very stressful for his family and his friends – they have been a tremendous support.

“The community of Mount Isa have been very supportive.

“We have had large numbers of people volunteering to assist in searching.”



Author: Robbo

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3 thoughts on “Mt Isa police find body of missing teenager’s friend-But not Kyle Coleman!”

  1. Having a son myself of the same age, I can’t imagine how Kyle’s parents are managing to cope. Without wanting to sound bang out of order here, I just wish the police would release some more information into the general public because there is such little detail that has been provided by the police as to their thoughts on what they are thinking has happened to Kyle since he was last seen. A statement recently posted on the facebook page set up over Kyle’s disappearance was written by Kyle’s mother and the message was ended with the following “Kyle we will find you soon please if you can hear me hang on luv. Mum and Dad and the Girls are coming to get you plus Grandmar, Grandad , and aunties, uncles, cousins. We are on our way. Sorry its taking so long but we will be there soon honey xxoo”. Does anyone else feel this is an abduction from that message? Does anyone think its possible that Kyle’s friend who took his own life in the past few days had something to do with Kyle’s disappearance and could not live with whatever has happened? Possibly an accident caused by the other boy that has left Kyle critically ill or worse? Please note that the above comments and
    possible scenarios are 100% purely thoughts of my own and carry ZERO insider knowledge on the case. SO, does anyone else have any thoughts that may help us try to work out where this loved child may be? My heart is broken for everyone in severe distress while Karl’s whereabouts remain unknown and pray that Karl is found safe and well and his family can get the answers they dearly need.


    1. Did they ever check out that story about the woman who thought she spoke to him in Brisbane? She even went to the trouble of looking up Greyhound timetables to see if they fit the time-frame she was that convinced it was him. Family at the time basically said no point checking as he had no reason to be there. Well he had no reason (that we know) to disappear either – but he did. All things are possible. If nothing else it would tell the family that he was at least alive and well at that particular time. Wonder if it is possible that the two boys accidentally shot someone while out shooting on Friday. One disappears and the other kills himself.


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