Tasmania Police hold grave concerns for the welfare of missing 58-year-old Ulverstone man Noel Joseph Ingham.
Mr Ingham was last seen visiting his doctor on July 22. The Ulverstone man was reported missing on October 4 by a government source who was attempting to get in contact with Mr Ingham.
Detective Senior Sergeant David Chapman said Tasmania Police were in the early stages of the investigations but have not ruled out anything yet.
“We are open to any possible scenario, that he is alive and well somewhere, he might have met with foul play, there may be some natural causes or he may be somewhere where he just does not want to be found,” Detective Senior Sergeant Chapman said.
“We have forensic scientists and police forensic officers just processing this unit – our concerns for him are grave as he has been missing since July.”
Detective Senior Sergeant Chapman would not state what forensics may have discovered in Mr Ingham’s home.
“I am not going to comment to what has been found or not found at this early stage of the investigation,” he said.
“We also conducted investigations by door knocking in neighbouring properties in a bid to gain further information into Mr Ingham’s whereabouts.
“The neighbours have helped build up a picture and have assisted in adding to our idea that he has been missing for that period of time and he has not been seen since.”
Mr Inghams’ neighbour Melissa Carey said she was told by a man who visited the property he had gone to Hobart for a few tests. Police said the gap between his last reported sighting and when he was reported missing was due to the fact Mr Ingham had few ties within Tasmania.
“He lived by himself with occasional visitors and people staying with him,” Detective Senior Sergeant Chapman said.
Mr Ingham’s 2002 silver Jeep Grand Cherokee, registration number EN6838 is no longer at the address, it is thought he may be travelling in this vehicle. Anyone with information that may assist police to locate Mr Ingham is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Devonport CIB on 6478 4036
I am not going to comment to what has been found or not found at this early stage of the investigation.Detective Senior Sergeant David Chapman