7 February 2024

WATCH: Police want to identify man as part of hunt for month-long missing person, Tim Lyons

| Albert McKnight
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Police want to identify the man in this CCTV image (left) seen on Mina Wylie Crescent, Gordon, on 21 December 2023 as part of the search for Tim Lyons (right). Photos: ACT Policing.

As part of the search for Timothy (Tim) Lyons, who has been missing for over a month, police want the public’s help to identify a man who was filmed by closed-circuit television footage (CCTV).

The 38-year-old Mr Lyons has not been seen or heard from since about 4 pm on 19 December 2023 and was last seen at his home in Gordon.

Police spent weeks searching the Tuggeranong area to find him as his disappearance was deemed “extremely out of character for him”.

He remained missing by Wednesday (7 February), when ACT Policing launched another public appeal for information, this time to try to identify a man who had been captured on CCTV footage.

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The footage of the man was recorded on Mina Wylie Crescent in Gordon on 21 December 2023.

“Police would like to speak to the man in the footage and are seeking the public’s assistance to identify him,” ACT Policing said.

“It is not believed this man has any involvement in the disappearance of Tim. However, police would like to confirm his identity.”

In January 2023, Detective Acting Inspector Emma Quade told media that police held grave concerns for anyone who went missing in circumstances that were out of character.

“Unfortunately with Tim, he didn’t have a significant digital footprint, which has really made it quite difficult for police to locate him, and we’ve had to rely heavily on information from the public and CCTV footage,” Detective Acting Inspector Quade said.

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She said police did not know why Mr Lyons went missing but were investigating.

“We know in missing persons investigations that there a number of reasons that persons go missing,” she said.

“Sometimes voluntary, sometimes involuntary, and all of these form aspects of our investigation.

“But it’s too early in our investigation at this time to provide any further information in relation to that.”

Police urged the man to contact them, or if anyone knows who he is, then they should also get in contact.

ACT Policing can be called on 131 444. Quote reference number 7627182.

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