Clothing recovered in search

TEST: Police to asses the value of weathered clothing uncovered during search for Scott Redman.
TEST: Police to asses the value of weathered clothing uncovered during search for Scott Redman.

While the latest police search for missing man Scott Redman turned up no significant evidence, the Major Crimes Investigation Branch say they have recovered pieces of weathered clothing on the side of Middleback Road.

Detective Brevet Sergeant Damian Britton said Major Crimes would assess whether there was ‘any value’ in the items of clothing.

“They could have been there for some time, they may just be rubbish. It’s unlikely to be linked to what we’re trying to find,” he said.

Sergeant Britton said there was nothing uncovered during the search that ‘stood out’ to detectives as being related to the disappearance of Mr Redman.

The latest search operation, along a 50m x 5.5km stretch alongside Middleback Road, was focused on finding items connected with an associate of Mr Redman. 

The search involved police from the STAR Group, State Tactical Response Group, Whyalla, Cowell, Kimba, Major Crime Investigation Branch and members of the State Emergency Service.

In concluded last week without any significant evidence being located. 

Sergeant Britton said nothing had been found that would suggest Mr Redman had made it out of the bush since he disappeared near Kimba in April.

“For his family’s sake we’d like to get any evidence to narrow down where he may be, or where his remains may be,” he said.

According to Sergeant Britton no more searches of the area currently planned, but scope exists for further group searches once more information is obtained.

“We ask that any farmers or property owners keep an open mind while walking around the boundaries of their property. If they see anything out of the ordinary we ask them to call police,” he said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au – you can remain anonymous.