Police search parkland for missing man

Brendon Farrell went missing in suspicious circumstances more than a month ago.

By Cam Lucadou-Wells

Police are searching parkland in Cranbourne as part of its investigation into the suspicious disappearance of Doveton man Brendon Farrell.

Missing Squad detectives as well as Mounted Brach and drone units will be combing parkland off Cemetery Road on Tuesday 6 July..

Family and police made a public plea for information on the missing 32-year-old, who was last seen by a friend about 12.30pm on Monday 31 May at his home at Kidds Road, Doveton.

He lived in a rear bungalow behind the site’s main building.

On that day, a “significant and violent event” involving weapons took place at the home, Victoria Police detectives say.

Mr Farrell lived in a rear bungalow behind the main building.

Several people were at the home on the day he was last seen, including one who rummaged through Mr Farrell’s bungalow.

Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper of the Missing Persons Squad said police held “grave fears” for Mr Farrell after his “very much out-of-character” disappearance.

“Investigators are keen to know more about the altercation that has taken place at the Kidds Road property on the day he was last seen, particularly who was present at the time.

“This will provide some further avenues of enquiry for us.”

Police had made a “significant number of enquiries” to find Mr Farrell since family members reported him missing on 2 June.

His bank account, social media profiles and phone have not been used since 31 May.

One of Mr Farrell’s bicycles was also missing.

He is described as about 168 centimetres with a slim to medium build and shaved reddish hair.

It’s believed he was wearing a black tracksuit at the time.

“We’re appealing for anyone who does have information, whether that is about this altercation or where Brendon may currently be, to come forward and contact police,” Det Insp Stamper said.

“Brendon’s family are desperate for answers and we’re hoping that someone will do the right thing and provide them.”

Any information to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or crimestoppersvic.com.au