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Distraught parents plead for news of missing son

Warren Kempton, Jacquie Kempton and Detective Senior Sergeant Luke Peachy speak about missing man Kurt Kempton, at the Gladstone Police Station.
Warren Kempton, Jacquie Kempton and Detective Senior Sergeant Luke Peachy speak about missing man Kurt Kempton, at the Gladstone Police Station. Luka Kauzlaric

PARENTS of a missing Boyne Valley man were in tears on Friday as they pleaded for information from the public.

Warren and Jacqui Kempton are still in the dark as to the whereabouts of their son, but remain positive.

Kurt Kempton, 26, left the family home on September 11 in a grey 2012 dual-cab Holden Colorado with the Queensland registration 780-TQG.

Mrs Kempton said it was unusual for Kurt to be gone for so long. 

Kurt Kempton was last seen on Thursday, September 11, 2014.
Kurt Kempton was last seen on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Contributed

"He's like most other kids. Gets in a situation they can't handle and there's nowhere to go for help," she said.

"It doesn't matter what he's going through. He needs to be found."

Kurt's parents described him as a big boy with brown, short, cropped hair, brown eyes and a Buddha tattoo.

Gladstone CIB's Detective Senior Sergeant Luke Peachy said there was an unconfirmed sighting of Kurt on September 21.

"The sighting would indicate that he has had a haircut at a known Gladstone location," he said.

"He has not accessed his bank account since September 11."

Sgt Peachey said Kurt disappeared for a week earlier this year. There was no evidence of foul play.

"Last time he was in an area at Kroombit Tops," he said.

"With lots of people out there while school holidays are on, we ask people if they have seen this vehicle to contact police immediately."

If you have any information contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Policelink on 131 444.

The car Kurt Kempton was last seen driving.
The car Kurt Kempton was last seen driving.

Topics:  gladstone cib gladstone police luke peachey missing person



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