Esperance Police still searching for missing man

Esperance Police and family of missing Castletown man Colin Johnson have called on the public for any information that may assist in their search, with no sign of him since Monday morning, February 5.

Still images of CCTV footage have emerged of the 47-year-old at the BP Service Station on the corner of Goldfields Road and Reynolds Street in Castletown, where he was last seen at 9am on Monday.

At a press conference held early this afternoon, February 8, Mr Johnson’s family made a desperate plea for more information and said they just wanted answers.

Mr Johnson’s wife, Naomi Johnson, described him as a very ‘family-oriented’ person and said she did not believe he would go anywhere and not come home ‘deliberately’.

“We only just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary two weeks ago,” she said.

“He just loves us all so much and I just don’t know where he could possibly be.

“I’m clutching at straws, I am just looking for some sort of clue or some sort of answer as to where.

“I just want him to come home.”

Mr Johnson’s son Bailey called upon anyone who may have access to CCTV footage along Goldfields Road and Fisheries Road.

“He’s a very outdoor oriented person and we believe that, if he is out there, he will be able to survive,” he said.

“There are four of us [children], and he has a wife that loves him so very much.

“We’re just trying to stay strong.

“We love him, everyone loves him – we just want our dad home.”

Esperance Police senior sergeant Jenny Sara said the air search had been hampered by weather conditions, with police still conducting land searches of the Esperance area.

“We will continue to do vehicle searches in areas the family have indicated may be of high probability,” she said.

“There has been no contact at all from Mr Johnson since he was last seen at the BP service station on Monday morning, which is why the family hold grave concerns for his welfare.”

Sgt Sara said they did not believe there were any suspicious circumstances surrounding Mr Johnson’s disappearance at this time.

Colin is described as being fair skinned, 178cm tall with a medium build, grey hair and blue eyes.

He was last seen wearing a blue ‘Esperance Angling Club’ t-shirt, blue denim shorts, black sunglasses and black thongs.

Mr Johnson was driving a silver 1998 model Toyota Landcruiser, with the registration number 1CLH265.

With concerns held for his welfare, anyone with information regarding Mr Johnson’s whereabouts is urged to call police on 131 444.