18 April 2023

UPDATE: Police hold ‘serious concerns’ for missing man Shane Watson after forensically examining home

| Claire Fenwicke
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Shane Daniel Watson

Shane was last seen on 31 March. Photo: ACT Policing.

UPDATE 4 pm – Police have renewed their call for any information about missing Bonython man Shane Daniel Watson, who hasn’t been heard from or seen since the end of March.

Officers went to his home on Sunday (16 April) to discover evidence he had left abruptly, which included uncooked meat left on the table and the home not secured.

“It was clear from the state of his residence that he had left it without any planning,” Detective Acting Inspector Shane Mundie said.

“He has not accessed his bank accounts, and we are not sure if he has access to a phone.”

Police have forensically examined the home and seized a number of items.

Det Act Insp Mundie said Shane’s family became concerned when they hadn’t heard from him, as they are “quite close”.

“[He] would speak to them or social message them every couple of days,” he said.

“At this time police hold serious concerns for his well being.”

Police at this stage are not ruling anything out, and have urged anyone who has had contact with or seen Shane since early April to get in touch by calling 131 444.

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8 am – Police have asked for our help to find missing man Shane Daniel Watson, who hasn’t been seen or heard from since the end of March.

He was last seen in Bonython and police said the 33-year-old’s home was recently discovered to be unlocked.

Shane does not normally drive and may not have his phone.

He’s described as being of a tanned Caucasian appearance, about 190 cm (6’3”) tall, with short brown hair, brown eyes, and of muscular build.

Anyone who may have any information that could help police find Shane is urged to contact ACT Policing Communications on 131 444, quoting reference number 7405873

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