MISSING: Jason Taylor was last seen on September 1. Photo: Facebook
MISSING: Jason Taylor was last seen on September 1. Photo: Facebook Contributed

Family's search across Bundaberg for missing man

SHANE Taylor is tired.

He has been on the road for the past two days between Bundaberg, Monto and Gin Gin on a search no parent wants to contemplate.

His son, Jason Taylor, has gone missing after a psychotic episode and Shane is desperate for any clues.

"I've been back and forth along the (Burnett) River and nobody has seen him," he said yesterday.

"He has his medication with him, but he may not have taken them - and in any case, they run out today."

Shane says his 38-year-old son is not violent, but he and his family are worried about his safety.

"He has tremendous voices in his head that just yell and scream at him."

It is believed Jason was last seen near Bundaberg Hospital on Thursday night, September 1.

Police yesterday appealed for assistance in an effort to locate him, describing him as Caucasian, 180cm tall, with a solid build, brown hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing dark trousers with a white chequered jacket.

Jason is believed to be travelling on foot and may attempt to hitch hike.

Shane believes his son may also have been wearing a bright yellow Australian One Day Cricket cap and blue reflective sunglasses which he "wears everywhere", and possibly carrying a port and backpack.

"He also has a tendency to wear his coat all day," Shane said.

Crucially, he added, people who come across Jason may not immediately be able to recognise his psychotic state.

"He might seem 'normal'," Shane said.

 

"He will respond to questions, but often with very short one word answers, because he doesn't like confrontations with people.

"He has a phone on him, and if you tell him to call home, he might say 'I'll do that', but then he may not."

Police, friends and local business owners had been "very helpful", he said.

If you come across Jason, notify Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Bundaberg Police on 4153 9111.

EARLIER: Police are appealing for public assistance to help find Jason Taylor, who was last seen in Bourbong Street on Thursday afternoon, September 1.

Serious concerns are held for Jason's wellbeing as he has a medical condition and has failed to contact family which is out of character.

He is described as Caucasian, 180cm tall, with a solid build, brown hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing dark trousers with a white chequered jacket.

Jason is believed to be travelling on foot and may attempt to hitch hike.

"He suffers from a medical condition and has not contacted family so there are concerns for his safety," a spokeswoman for Queensland Police said.

If you have any information contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Bundaberg Police on 4153 9111.



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