8 October 2020

Extensive search fails to find answers to Jean Vincent Policarpio disappearance

| Kim Treasure
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The parents of Jean Vincent Policarpio

The parents of Jean Vincent Policarpio appealing for the public’s help in August 2018. Photo: ACT Policing.

An extensive police search of Mulligans Flat Reserve has failed to find any answers to the long-term disappearance of Jean Policarpio.

Jean Vincent Policarpio, known as Vince, left his family home in Bonner at about 9:30 pm on 26 September 2017 without his wallet, phone and keys. He never came back.

The-then 21-year-old was known to visit the Golden Sun Moth Walking Trail in Mulligans Flat and Chicken Gourmet in Bonner, and did not drive.

An extensive search of nearby bush areas and local lakes and ponds found no trace of him at the time of his disappearance.

Police launched a new search last month following a re-examination of all information available in the case.

Mulligans Flat Reserve

ACT Policing have searched Mulligans Flat Reserve once again. Photo: File.

The concentrated effort to locate fresh evidence covered a large search area encompassing the nature reserve behind Bonner and Throsby towards the NSW border, without success. A police spokesperson said there were still some areas that need to be covered when weather and resourcing permits but no date has been set.

The police investigation into Policarpio’s disappearance remains active. He is described as Filipino in appearance, 165 centimetres tall and of slight build, with olive skin, brown eyes and black hair.

Jean Policarpio

Missing person Jean Policarpio. Photo: ACT Policing.

Anyone with information in relation to Policarpio’s whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Quote reference 6158285. Information can be provided anonymously.

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