Ian Stanton missing since May 2003

Police are appealing for information, as part of Missing Persons Week, to help locate Ian Stanton, a man who went missing in 2003 from the state’s Southern Highlands.

Ian StantonIan Stanton, now aged 36, was last seen at his Bundanoon home on 9 May 2003, when his father delivered groceries to him.

Four days later, Ian’s mother went to the home and found the front door open and the groceries untouched. Ian’s parents reported him missing to police soon after.

Police and family members are extremely keen to locate Ian Stanton, who has a medical condition that requires ongoing treatment.

At the time of his disappearance Ian Stanton was of a medium build, about 190cm tall, with short brown hair and a full beard.

Ian Stanton
Age enhanced photo of what Ian Stanton may look like today

In the days following Ian’s disappearance, there were alleged sightings of him in the surrounding district.

Police have also received unconfirmed sightings in Queensland and Canberra years later; however, subsequent inquiries have failed to locate him.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Ian Stanton is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Missing Persons Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of the issues and impacts surrounding missing persons and runs between Sunday 31 July and Saturday 6 August 2016.

The theme of this year’s campaign is urging people to ‘Stay Connected’ and to remember that ‘Missing Persons Leave Frayed Edges.’

The campaign aims to remind members of the public of the importance of staying connected with family and friends and to ultimately enhance personal and communal support networks that assist those most at risk of going missing.

NSW Police Force would like to thank the Outdoor Media Association (OMA) for their assistance with Missing Persons Week 2016, donating advertising sites worth almost $235,000 across NSW.


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