Jayden Penno-Tompsett, 22, was last seen in the early hours of December 31 in Charters Towers.
Jayden Penno-Tompsett, 22, was last seen in the early hours of December 31 in Charters Towers.

Can you help police solve clue in missing person case?

POLICE are seeking urgent public help to identify a mystery location near Charters Towers which could help find missing man Jayden Penno-Tompsett.

Mr Penno-Tompsett, 22, was reported missing on January 3 after he was last seen on a rural road outside Charters Towers on December 31.

Charters Towers police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Graham Lohmann said while the area described by a witness was unique, police were yet to pinpoint it.

He said investigators hoped a member of the public could identify the area.

"The witness described the location (Mr Penno-Tompsett was last seen) as a rural property (just outside Charters Towers) on an unsealed road with a red steel fence," he said.

"On the property there was a bull skull on a post near a set of yards with silver-coloured fencing. A house was visible several hundred metres from the road. The unsealed road ran off a bitumen road."

The NSW-registered maroon Nissan Pulsar sedan, which Jayden Penno-Tompsett was travelling in with a friend before he went missing.
The NSW-registered maroon Nissan Pulsar sedan, which Jayden Penno-Tompsett was travelling in with a friend before he went missing.

Sen-Sgt Lohmann said police were also seeking information from residents of a rural property in the Charters Towers area who may have helped a young man on the morning of December 31.

It a understood Mr Penno-Tompsett, from NSW, and a travelling companion got into an argument on the side of the road as they headed north to Cairns where they were due to celebrate New Year's.

A supplied undated image obtained Thursday, January 4, 2018 of missing man Jayden Penno-Tompsett. Mr Penno-Tompsett, 22, has not made contact with friends or family since he was last seen near a Charters Towers roadhouse in the early hours of December 31. (AAP Image/Supplied by Queensland Police)
A supplied undated image obtained Thursday, January 4, 2018 of missing man Jayden Penno-Tompsett. Mr Penno-Tompsett, 22, has not made contact with friends or family since he was last seen near a Charters Towers roadhouse in the early hours of December 31. (AAP Image/Supplied by Queensland Police)

Mr Penno-Tompsett and the friend were the only ones in the vehicle, with others in their group travelling in a second car. The missing man has not touched his bank accounts since, only has the clothes he was wearing and did not have his phone when he disappeared.

Jayden's father Brendan Tompsett said he just wanted to know his son was OK.

 

CCTV vision of missing man Jayden Penno-Tompsett, last seen at a roadhouse in Charters Towers on the Flinders Highway on December 31.
CCTV vision of missing man Jayden Penno-Tompsett, last seen at a roadhouse in Charters Towers on the Flinders Highway on December 31.

 

"What we really want is we need to know that he's OK, as you can imagine the worst thing is the not knowing. We don't care what the issues were, that's really secondary at this point ... Just let us know he's safe," he said.

CCTV vision of missing man Jayden Penno-Tompsett, last seen at a roadhouse in Charters Towers on the Flinders Highway on December 31.
CCTV vision of missing man Jayden Penno-Tompsett, last seen at a roadhouse in Charters Towers on the Flinders Highway on December 31.

He described his son as "a bit wild" and said while he sometimes dealt with things alone and in his own time, this behaviour was out of the ordinary.

"To not be in touch with some of his mates and to not let anyone know (is unusual)," he said. "From what police have told me he hasn't used his bank account so that is fairly concerning - it's got scary."

Sen-Sgt Lohmann said serious concerns were held for Mr Penno-Tompsett's welfare.

Any information about Mr Penno-Tompsett's whereabouts can be provided by calling the Charters Towers station between 8am and 4pm on 4788 2555 or Policelink on 131 444.



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