UPDATE: Police release images of axe found in Dixon search

What we know

  • A navy blue and silver Esky bag containing an axe wrapped in cloth was found near Emerald Park
  • A brick was used to weigh the bag down
  • SES and water police searched the area near missing man Anthony Dixon's home when they found the bag

THE FRASER Coast Criminal Investigation Branch has released images of an axe found in a weighted esky bag during a search for missing Urangan man Anthony Dixon.

A navy blue and silver Esky bag containing an axe wrapped in cloth was found in a creek near Urangan's Emerald Park Way on July 23 last year.  

An axe was found wrapped in a patterned cloth at a Urangan creek during a search for missing man Anthony Dixon in June last year.
An axe was found wrapped in a patterned cloth at a Urangan creek during a search for missing man Anthony Dixon in June last year. QPS

 Police said a brick was used to weigh the bag down.  

SES and water police were searching the area near the missing man's home when a bag was discovered.

The images were made public in the hope that they may trigger new information about the mysterious disappearance of the man.

A brick believed to weigh down an esky bag containing an axe.
A brick believed to weigh down an esky bag containing an axe. QPS

 Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Briese said anyone with information about the axe, brick and bag or how the items came to be dumped in the area, should contact the Hervey Bay Police Station.  

"We're appealing to anyone who may have any information," Det Snr Sgt Briese said.  

"This applies to anyone who knows who the owner (of the axe) is or how it got there."  

An esky bag containing a wrapped up axe and a brick is described as a Nylex brand, silver and navy blue bag.
An esky bag containing a wrapped up axe and a brick is described as a Nylex brand, silver and navy blue bag. QPS

Anthony Dixon, who was 28 when he disappeared, has been missing since early last year.

He was last seen at his home on March 20 after an afternoon at the Kondari Hotel in Urangan.

Anthony had just returned after weeks at sea working on a trawler.

He has not made contact with loved ones or been seen since that night.

Hervey Bay detectives are continuing their investigation into Anthony's suspicious disappearance.

If you have any information about Anthony, or the items found near Emerald Park Way, call Hervey Bay police on 4128 5333 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

  Read the full story in Friday's Fraser Coast Chronicle.


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