Missing teen’s friend takes own life
February 28, 2014
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.
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.
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
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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.”