Gladstone pair sighted after 'missing' from Cape York

Police are looking for assistance to locate this Gladstone couple that have not been contacted since July 14.
Police are looking for assistance to locate this Gladstone couple that have not been contacted since July 14.


POLICE has confirmed the couple have been sighted safe and well at Elliott River. 

It was preliminary evidence and the police could confirm the identities until next of kins had been contacted.

An aerial search has been called off. 

Elliott Rivers is more than 1500km south of Somerset where they last made contact with their family on July 14. 

At the time the family thought they were headed to Julia Creek. 

EARLIER 5.31pm:

POLICE are seeking public assistance to help locate a Gladstone couple reported as missing while on a holiday in the Cape York region.

Forty-eight-year-old Jane Morwood and 54-year-old Paul Garrad (pictured with their vehicle) last made contact with family prior to leaving Somerset on July 14.

The couple are believed to be travelling south towards Julia Creek in a customised Nissan navara with Queensland registration 107MYD towing an Adventure Trek caravan with Queensland registration 061QOF.m

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Police are appealing for anyone travelling through the state's north to be on the lookout for the couple as they may be camping in an isolated area without phone reception.

Mr Garrad is described as Caucasian in appearance, 178cm tall with a slim build, fair complexion and short brown hair. Ms Moorwood is described as Caucasian in appearance, 158cm tall with green eyes and brown hair.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.

Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or 24hrs a day.

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