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    Jayden Penno-Tompsett (22) missing from Charters Towers, Queensland since 12/31/17

    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/it-really-...04-h0dfsb.html

    A boys' trip away to bring in New Years' Eve in far north Queensland has turned into a frantic search for answers after a NSW man vanished from the side of a main highway.

    Queensland police have kicked off a land and air search just outside Charters Towers for Newcastle man Jayden Penno-Tompsett, 22, who has not been seen since he left friends in the early hours of Sunday.
    He was last seen after some of the group had stopped briefly at a Flinders Highway roadhouse near Charters Towers, still 90 minutes out of Townsville and nearly 500km south of their ultimate destination.

    Police on Friday released CCTV images of Mr Penno-Tompsett in the early hours of New Year's Eve at the roadhouse. He has not been seen since.

    Police said there were concerns for Jayden's welfare because he had made no contact with family or friends, which was out of character, and had only taken his phone and wallet.

    Jayden's father, Brendan Tompsett told Fairfax Media that the 22-year-old had been in a car with one friend when they had a dispute and Jayden "just headed off".

    But Mr Tompsett did not know what the argument was about.

    "One of his mates rang me [Wednesday] morning because they tried to make a police report but they couldn't because they weren't family, then I rang and made the police report," he said.

    "We don't really care what the issues are, we don't care about any of that, we just need to know he's safe.

    He described his son - an only child who had been working in the demolition industry until recently - was "just a wild Newy boy".

    But he said it was completely out of character for his son to not contact him, his mother, stepfather or best mates.

    "Did he start walking and then hitched? We don't want to speculate but that really is all we can do at the moment," Mr Tompsett said.

    Senior Sergeant Cavanagh said although the area was "quite rocky and hilly terrain," it was almost impossible to get lost in the area where Jayden was last seen because of the number of properties.

    Senior Sergeant Cavanagh said although police did not receive a missing persons report until Wednesday, Jayden's friends had been posting pleas on social media for any information about Jayden's whereabouts.

    Jayden Penno-Tompsett is described as Caucasian in appearance, 175cm tall, with mousey brown hair.

    He was last seen wearing a black singlet, navy blue board shorts, and black and red thongs.

    Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Queensland Police's Policelink line on 131 444.

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    This guy is kinda local to me. His brother died a few years ago :/

    https://m.facebook.com/pennoxii?ref=content_filter

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    I hope they find him. His FB is filled with posts about his brother.

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    Sounds like the family is suspecting the friend judging from this post.

    https://www.facebook.com/kirra.russo...29772190719827

    Snipped from FB post:

    There has been confirmation from the Police that Jayden Penno-Tompsett & friend (if you could call him that???) were seen in Charters Towers together at 5.30am Saturday 30th 2017 then were seen driving around town early hours that same morning. At 11am that same day the friend was then seen driving on his own. The friend drove to Cairns without Jayden as he left him behind. to party for a week with all Jaydens belongings & medication for his infection in his lungs as he had been very sick for the previous 2wks & with his asthma pump (Police confirmed they found jaydens belongings & asthma pump in the drivers car after they conducted a search of his car in cairns).
    But the most strangest part of it all is the txt message Jaydens mother received on Saturday 30th at 7.52 pm responding with only a 'yeah' to the few txts to Jaydens phone asking if he was ok & if they made it to Cairns yet. Jaydens phone had been going to message bank all day when she was trying to ring. She had last spoke to him the night before when he rang her as they had nearly reached the border of nsw/qld & he sounded happy & excited about this trip. He said he would ring when he made it safely to cairns. Jaydens mother has also now received txt messages via friends coming from the driver quoting 'Jayden didn't have his phone when he lost him so he couldn't have made a call or txt.' SO..WHO TXTD HIS MOTHER AT 7.52PM SATURDAY 30TH DECEMBER 2017 if Jayden didn't have his phone & the driver had been seen driving out on his own at 11am that morning?????
    I think this could be the friend?

    https://www.facebook.com/lucas.tattersall.5

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    yes and he wrote some stuff in that thread!

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    "Lup? Bogdan Listen leave the poor kid alone ! Lucas does nothing wrong Jayden and him are best mates I'm mates with both of them and for a long time Lucas wouldn't ever intentionally leave someone specially
    His best mate behind no one knows the truth so how about yous alls stop trying to be the police and a lawyer and keep all your negativity shit
    To yourselves, I'm good mates with penno and this bullshit negative comments is making it a lot harder for his close mates like myself. Keep it
    Positive or don't say nothing at all because none of you know what's happened so don't assume and stop trying to put the puzzle together.

    Michaela Macleod get fucked hahaha lucas has stolen all his things and left him to fend for himself, you guys sticking up for him are just as bad, i bet it was lucas texting on his phone too, how disgusting for you too sit here and defend that!

    Michaela Macleod the fact that lucas even texted someone off jayden’s phone pretending he’s okay just makes it more fucked up, he literally took off with his medication and wallet and your defending that. ��

    Lucas Tattersall That's bullshit cause the last text was sent on the 30th from Jayden he went missing 31st early morning. I didn't just steal his shit and fuck off. Until you know the full story or even need to know it keep your mouth closed. I've been doing everything I can to try find Jayden

    KaTrina Brown Lucas Tattersall how about getting your story straight that would be a start !! Where u left him cause your story keeps changing ?!!!

    Lucas Tattersall I don't see how it keeps changing
    I've told them exactly everything I know and the chief of the police force and the detectives that I've been with helping pin point where he would be are very greatful for the help I supplied them. I've been in charters towers for days actually searching for him. Just cause one person post a status saying one thing then someone else post something saying another it doesn't mean my stories aren't straight cause to who it matters like the police and closest people I've told them the truth of what actually happen so yous can get off my case and tryna point fingers at me like I wanted him to just go missing.
    I'm sorry to tell you but if someone wants to just up and leave and fuck off then that's what they are gonna do. Yous don't understand how hard I tried to help Jayden when I with him and calm him down so we can sort this out.
    All this is breaking my heart as much as it is everyone else. I've been doing head miles overthinking it. He is my mate and I'm hurt too please stop making out lm just some heartless prick that left him out there to die.
    Look I honestly understand yous are all trying to figure this out and bring him home but tryna find someone to blame (which happens to be me) isn't gonna find him. I've given all the information I can.

    Michaela Macleod if you cared about him so much you wouldn’t have left him there in the first place and if
    you cared about him so much why take off with all his fucking medications and then text someone off his phone??? no point trying to hide it you admitted to the fact that you knew he was not in a good state and you still left him there so i wouldn’t consider yourself a good mate at all hey. maybe tell the truth and tell these poor people where their son is, and the fact that you even had the hide to text someone off his phone is disgusting, you fucked up as soon as you admitted on that snapchat that you knew he was not in a good state AND YOU STILL LEFT HIM THERE WHILE YOU CONTINUED TO TRAVEL TO YOUR HOLIDAY WITHOUT HIM!

    Debra Milner The NYE Party was too enticing... Why not report to his family immediately? The reason people are outraged is because of the groups behavior

    Lucas Tattersall I had to goto cairns to get money that was owed to me off one of the boys there and my car was on the verge of breaking down snd the same company mechanic that I goto was in cairns and I had to wait about 4/5 days until I could get it fixed
    Otherwise if I didn't do what I did I'd he stuck in charters towers with no money or nothing myself
    I'm sorry that yous think I just left him without a care in the world cause it wasn't like that at all. I don't think you's understand what I've been going through with all of this either. I've done what I can do to help Jayden , unlike anyone else I've actually spent days out there looking for him. None of yous understand my side or the shit that was going on. Like I said the police I've been speaking to and the ones who need to know it all have got it. Yous can make up all the assumptions about me that you want at the end of the day I know the truth. I want him home too yous know ��

    Lucas Tattersall Debra Milner cause they suggested to me to just wait two days to report it to see if it comes up cause he has warrants out for his arrest and was already running from cops down home.
    Only reason it didn't get reported straight away

    Debra Milner Why the delay in contacting family and Police?

    Brendan Tompsett There is no warrant out for his arrest - that is a FACT!!!!!!!!!

    Lucas Tattersall I contacted his cousin who is real close with him and then didn't know any of his family detwil

    Lucas Tattersall Well Jayden had told me and all his other mates that cops had been looking for him so what's what we were led to believe. Can only go off what I know

    Brendan Tompsett Lucas Tattersall I am his father Lucas, i know from the Police there is no warrant!

    Lucas Tattersall Okay well thanks for informing. At the time and as far as I was concerned I thought he was. My bad

    Amie Evans Thank you Lupe. Lucas is my brother and these people are making me so angry. He is the best person he would never do this.

    Lucas Tattersall Thankyou amie ❤️️

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    http://www.news.com.au/national/quee...a137b211d8e805

    The last person to see Jayden Penno-Tompsett breaks his silence

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    https://www.townsvillebulletin.com.a...d8b8d571d5c86c

    The day before he vanished on Saturday December 30, 2017, his mother Rachel Penno had phoned Jayden to ask him if he was safe.

    Each of her calls went straight to voicemail.

    That same day, a text message appeared on her phone with the word “Yeah”.

    She found it strange.

    “He normally would have elaborated. He would have said ‘Yeah, I’m at blah blah’ or ‘Yeah, I’ll call you later’. It was the last I heard from him,” she told A Current Affair.

    The text message was the last she heard from her son.

    It is Ms Penno’s belief someone else messaged her from her son’s phone.

    “There have been a couple of rumours that a Snapchat was sent from Jayden’s phone from his Snapchat account on 1 January …. So, someone either knows his password or Jayden sent it,” she said.

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    UPDATE 2.30PM: POLICE remain active at a site where human remains were found west of Townsville on Saturday.

    The first photos from the roadside scene show police guarding a taped off area along Hervey Range Rd while forensic officers work in the dry conditions.

    Police have not confirmed the gender of the remains.

    EARLIER:

    A CRIME scene has been set up west of Townsville after the discovery of human remains in bushland.

    The Bulletin has been told about 4.30pm on Saturday police were notified by a member of the public hunting near Hervey Range Road that skeletal remains had been found.

    https://www.townsvillebulletin.com.a...3a60e1f5fe92d0

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    How far is this from his last sighting?

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    Uggh. I got paywalled out before I could read anything. All I managed to see was a reference to "a family" saying they were relieved it's not their loved one.

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    Hervey Ranges are within Charters Towers Council and that's where he was last seen. He was last sighted by anyone other than his friends at a road house on Flinders Hwy at Charters Towers. The remains were found about an hour north of that (from what I can see).

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    A CRIME scene has been set up west of Townsville after the discovery of human remains.

    The Bulletin has been told about 4.30pm on Saturday police were notified by a member of the public skeletal remains had been found at a property at Hervey Range.

    A Queensland Police spokesman said a crime has since been established

    “We’re now investigating the circumstances surrounding that discovery,” the spokesman said.

    The first photos from the roadside scene show police guarding a taped off area along Hervey Range Rd while forensic officers work in the dry conditions.

    “The scene was guarded overnight with detectives and scientific officers arriving this morning (Sunday) to continue investigations.

    “Forensic testing is underway to ascertain the identity of the remains located.”

    Police have not confirmed the gender of the remains.

    Originally published as Human remains found near Townsville


    https://www.news.com.au/national/que...a36423bf08bd08


    On FB, the page for another missing man (Tony Jones) have said that police have confirmed it's not their loved one. They found clothing with the bones, so I think they must have some idea who it is.

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    Thanx for details Olivia. It would've been really hot & I guess being New Year's Day, there might've been less traffic. If he was already dehydrated from NYE, it's possible he just collapsed out there, or got hit by a hungover driver


    Crime or not, it sux for his fam & friends





    Just adding an article from January on Jayden & the highway's history


    https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/re...cf227fecce26c0

    Grisly past of ?highway of death? where missing man vanished
    JANUARY 13, 2018 11:54AM




    Candace Sutton news.com.au

    IT?S known to locals as the ?highway of death?, where a thrill killer is rumoured to have lurked on a desolate stretch of road where 11 people have vanished, with some found murdered.

    Now there is a twelfth, missing Newcastle man Jayden Penno-Tompsett, who disappeared close to the cursed Flinders Highway in Charters Towers.

    The mystery of the 22-year-old last seen on New Year?s Eve has baffled, but not surprised, locals.

    Just three years ago, Mark Jones told the Courier-Mail: ?It is it?s own world out there. Strange things do happen in those wild empty spaces.??

    Mr Jones was speaking about another man who went missing on the Flinders Highway, his brother, whose remains have never been found.

    Fresh leads emerged about the possible killer of his brother and others who disappeared on the same stretch of outback road decades before Mr Penno-Tompsett became the latest mystery.


    The Flinders Highway in Queensland is known as the ?highway of death? for the 11 young people who have vanished or disappeared along it. Picture: Wesley Monts. Source: News Corp Australia


    CCTV of Jayden Penno-Tompsett in a Charters Towers roadhouse. Source: Supplied



    Sensible Creek near Charters Towers, where the skeleton of Robin Hoinville-Bartram, 18, was found shot in the head in 1972. Source: News Corp Australia



    They include teenagers Robin Hoinville-Bartram and Anita Cunningham who vanished in 1972, Robin?s body later found shot twice through the head under a rail bridge near Charters Towers.

    The Flinders Highway is an isolated 800km stretch from Townsville, winding 140km southwest to Charters Towers, on through the even more remote Queensland towns of Hughenden, Julia Creek and Cloncurry.

    There, it meets the Barkly Highway to the famed mining town of Mount Isa.

    Tony Jones was hitchhiking along the Flinders on the night of November 3, 1982 when he vanished and, his family believes, was murdered. He was last seen on a section of the highway near Antill Plains Creek, 25km south of Townsville.

    This is where the bodies of sisters Judith, 7, and Susan Mackay, 5, were found in August 1970, raped and murdered. Judith had been stabbed in the chest and Susan strangled.


    Police at the murder scene under Sensible Creek bridge in 1972, where only one of the girls was found. Source: News Corp Australia


    Robin Hoinville-Bartram was shot twice in the head. Source: News Limited




    Anita Cunningham is still missing from the Flinders Highway. Source: News Limited


    The Flinders Highway is an isolated 800km stretch from Townsville, winding 140km southwest to Charters Towers (above). Picture: Google Maps Source: Supplied

    <<snipped>>
    Last edited by blighted star; 08-29-2018 at 05:55 PM.

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    The NSW-registered maroon Nissan Pulsar sedan, which Mr Penno-Tompsett was travelling in before he went missing. Source: Supplied

    The following month, a man in a Charters Towers hotel confessed to the murders, but he was never traced.

    The body of Catherine Graham, 18, was found raped and murdered at Antill Creek in 1975, She had been bashed to death with a rock.

    In October 1978, Karen Edwards, Gordon Twaddle and Timothy Thompson were found shot in the head near Mt Isa, about 250km west of Julia Creek.

    In 2003, following flooding in the Charters Towers area, police again searched Sensible Creek rail bridge for traces of Anita Cunningham.

    It was the same area where Robin Hoinville-Bartram’s skeletal remains had been found, but a fresh search failed to find any trace of Ms Cunningham, who is still listed as missing along the Flinders Highway.

    Mr Penno-Tompsett was driving a car with his friend, Lucas Tattersall, when he vanished.

    As exclusively revealed by news.com.au, Mr Tattersall said the pair visited the Puma roadhouse on the Flinders Highway around dawn on December 31.


    The Mackay sisters, Judith, 7, and Susan, 5, whose bodies were found stabbed, raped and strangled at Antil Plains Creek off the Flinders Highway. Source: News Corp Australia


    The murdered sisters’ distraught father Bill Mackay at the site where his daughters were found in August 1970. Source: News Limited




    Tony Jones went missing on the ‘highway of death’ and his remains have never been found. Source: Supplied



    Mr Penno-Tompsett was “upset and agitated” as he drove in a maroon Nissan Pulsar on Stockroute Road, near the Flinders Highway at Breddan 16km north east of Charters Towers.

    The two young men had an argument and Mr Tattersall drove on towards their intended destination of Cairns, he said.

    Mr Tattersall told police Mr Penno-Tompsett got out of the car near a property with a red iron fence and a bull’s skull on a post near a silver fenced set of yards.

    Mr Tattersall said his friend had told him there was a warrant out for his arrest, and had argued with his father.

    In an interview with news.com.au, Brendan Tompsett said he didn’t care about what the argument was over — he just wanted his son back.

    Police in helicopters have searched the area near from where Mr Penno-Tompsett is believed to have vanished, and have doorknocked properties.

    Truck driver Dwain Potter told Fairfax news hitchhiking was still common practice along the Flinders Highway, despite its grisly past.

    In 2014, jailed killer Andy Albury allegedly confessed in prison to a killing spree along the highway between 1970 and 1980. “It’s called the highway of death, you know,” Mr Potter said.

    “A lot of people went missing here in the 70s and 80s … but that was a long time ago.”

    Charters Towers police described the latest incident as “certainly an unusual disappearance” and said the community “wants to find Jayden safe and well”.


    A remote stretch on the highway. Picture: Lachie Millard. Source: News Corp Australia




    Catherine Graham: raped and murdered on the desolate road. Source: Supplied

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    https://www.triplem.com.au/news/town...ation=brisbane

    Fires at Hervey Range have reduced the grass load in the area, exposing human remains just off the main road in the area.

    Police are hoping that dental records could give them a faster identification on the human remains found.

    Mystery surrounds who they belong to, but there's reports that some families linked early on, have been told it isn't their missing loved one.

    Jayden Penno-Tompsett's family have been told it isn't him.

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    Human remains found in north Queensland have been identified as those of Julie Hutchinson, who went missing in March 2015.

    'We loved Jules so very much'

    Friend and colleague, Trish Dunne, says Julie Hutchinson was a quiet and gentle woman with a wicked sense of humour who was loved by everyone and well respected by her colleagues at Queensland Nickel in Townsville.
    Her husband Michael Hutchinson was convicted of her manslaughter in 2017 and jailed for more than 15 years.

    The remains were discovered last month on a remote stretch of road around 100 kilometres west of Townsville.

    Ms Hutchinson's sister Christine Teitzel reported her missing on April 9, 2015.

    The 48-year-old mother-of-two was last seen at a residence in Chelsea Drive on March 7, 2015.

    Ms Teitzel said today the family would now be able to lay Julie to rest.

    "This past week has been harrowing and our lives have been tipped upside down once again," she said.

    "We have spent many hours waiting for confirmation that the remains found up on Hervey's Range Road are those of our Jules."

    She said the immediate family, including Julie's two boys, went to where her remains were discovered.

    "We were confronted with the reality of what took place during that terrible time — realising her body was dumped without a grain of humanity," she said.

    During the trial, the court heard Michael Hutchinson had admitted to dumping her body in bushland at Hervey Range after she was killed during an argument.

    Hutchinson was also found guilty of fraud, after a woman pretended to be his wife so he could borrow $86,000.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-0...other/10181396

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