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    Australia - Richard Mutimbe, 59, Mt. Isa, Qld, 28 Feb 2014

    March 11, 2014

    Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a missing Mount Isa man.

    Richard Mutimbe, 59, was last seen at his place of employment, Mount Isa Mines, in Mount Isa on Friday February 28 and has not been seen since at his usual place of residence, the Argylla Caravan Park or any other location since.

    He is not believed to be in possession of a motor vehicle and was reported missing to police by his employer on March 6.

    Mr Mutimbe is described as 180cm tall, solid build, black hair, brown eyes, dark complexion, and is of African-Zimbabwe decent.

    Anyone who may have seen this man or knows of his whereabouts is urged to contact your local police station or Crime Stoppers.

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



    http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/blog/2014...n-mount-isa-2/

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    March 11, 2014

    INVESTIGATORS continued to backtrack the movements of missing Mount Isa man Richard Mutimbe.

    Mr Mutimbe’s colleagues become concerned about the 59-year-old electrician’s welfare after he didn’t turn up for a shift at Mount Isa Mines late last month.

    Police do not believe he is to be in possession of a motor vehicle and was reported missing to police by his employer on March 6.

    His absence was also noticed at the Argylla Caravan Park where he resides.

    http://www.northweststar.com.au/stor...mutimbe/?cs=12

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    Its sad to think he was last seen on the 28th Feb but not reported missing until the 6th March. Thank goodness his employer made the call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marlywings View Post
    March 11, 2014

    INVESTIGATORS continued to backtrack the movements of missing Mount Isa man Richard Mutimbe.

    Mr Mutimbe’s colleagues become concerned about the 59-year-old electrician’s welfare after he didn’t turn up for a shift at Mount Isa Mines late last month.

    Police do not believe he is to be in possession of a motor vehicle and was reported missing to police by his employer on March 6.

    His absence was also noticed at the Argylla Caravan Park where he resides.

    http://www.northweststar.com.au/stor...mutimbe/?cs=12
    Thanks for creating this thread, Marly. I've been quite concerned that Mr Mutimbe hasn't been getting much publicity at all - especially compared to Kyle. He may well not have family here - and as we know, when it comes down to it, it appears that it has to be the families who push MSM to provide decent coverage and keep cases alive.

    I'm hoping RM has just taken off for personal reasons and that nothing bad has befallen him........

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    Well this is disappointing. They've stopped looking for him:

    POLICE called off the search for missing Mount Isa Mines employee Richard Mutimbe at the weekend.

    http://www.northweststar.com.au/stor...ed-off/?cs=191

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    Is it just me, or is this an alarming statement??! BBM

    Inspector Kidd said during his time in the city he's seen police work on up to three missing person cases at one time.

    He said there was a tendency for people to head out bush from the city and never return.

    http://www.northweststar.com.au/stor...ed-off/?cs=191
    Are these disappearing people safe? Are they unharmed? Or do they completely disappear, never to reappear anywhere else........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isisrising View Post
    Is it just me, or is this an alarming statement??! BBM



    Are these disappearing people safe? Are they unharmed? Or do they completely disappear, never to reappear anywhere else........
    No its not just you Isis I find it alarming also.

    Surely they cant just give up on them?

    It freaks me out Kyle is missing, his friend passes away and now Richard is missing all within a few days of each other. What on earth is going on?

    If they head out bush surely they would take some of their belongings and supplies?

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    Here's Richard's LinkedIn account. It says he was an electrical technician and he's worked at Xstrata mines since 2008 (I can't access the full profile though, as I don't have a LinkedIn account...):

    http://au.linkedin.com/pub/richard-mutimbe/6b/67b/28

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amee View Post
    No its not just you Isis I find it alarming also.

    Surely they cant just give up on them?

    It freaks me out Kyle is missing, his friend passes away and now Richard is missing all within a few days of each other. What on earth is going on?

    If they head out bush surely they would take some of their belongings and supplies?
    This is just horrible ...

    It is bad enough that the people in Mt Isa could be being poisoned by the chemicals and heavy metals in the air (and water?), but they 'just wander off into the bush' too!

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    I was just checking up to see if there was any more news about Richard. I found this, which reveals he was last seen at his workplace:

    Inspector Kidd said they believed Mr Mutimbe has clocked in at work but had failed to clock out.

    “I think that is part of the reason that we are looking around over there and making inquiries with the mine, because there are multiple methods of getting in and out of the mine and we are looking at all those things,” he said.

    http://nehandaradio.com/2014/04/03/z...ing-australia/


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    The same article says this:

    A Zimbabwean based in Australia told Nehanda Radio;

    “Because he was working in the mines living alone, no one is pushing the police. He had a messy divorce with his wife who is an aspiring pastor.

    “Nyaya yacho yango nyarara (the story has gone quiet). Maybe if they publish something can be done. I think hama dzacho kumusha (the relatives back home) do not even know.”

    http://nehandaradio.com/2014/04/03/z...ing-australia/

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    There are some very intense accusations being levelled at this guy on the comments section of the article I just quoted from

    http://nehandaradio.com/2014/04/03/z...ing-australia/

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    Where is Richard?
    Where is there any further news of him?

    MSM need to do some follow up.
    I hope his relatives have been contacted by now.

    I also hope they checked his workplace thoroughly.



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