John Oxland has disappeared and is believed to have travelled west.
John Oxland has disappeared and is believed to have travelled west.

Police no closer to missing man

POLICE are still searching for John Oxland, the man who went missing from Ballina after house-sitting for his son, Campbell.

Mr Oxland, 67, had been looking after Campbell's house for two months while he was overseas, but had told his son he was going on a road trip and wouldn't be there when he got back.

But when Campbell returned last Monday night, his sister rang to tell him her father had deposited a substantial amount of money into her bank account.

Inquiries revealed the deposit was made in Gunnedah, NSW.

John Oxland has a history of depression, but always refused treatment, and the family is concerned for his welfare.

Police have asked for public help in finding Mr Oxland.

Crime prevention officer Senior Constable Michael Hogan yesterday said police investigations were continuing, however, there had been no leads since last week.

“He is not answering his phone and has made no transactions on his credit card,” Snr Const Hogan said.

John Oxland is about 185cm tall with a slim to medium build, clean shaven, wears glasses and speaks with a slight South African accent. Anyone with any information should call Ballina police on 6681 8699.

Support is available for anyone who may be distressed bycalling SANE Helpline 1800 18 7263; Lifeline 131 114; Salvo Crisis Line- 9331 2000; beyondblue 1300 22 46 36.



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