Missing man Dean Walsh
Missing man Dean Walsh

Search for missing man ends in tragedy

A MISSING Central Queensland man has been found dead in his car, after it crashed down an embankment just out of Theodore.

The car belonging to 23-year-old Cracow man Dean Walsh was found on its roof just after 7.20am on Tuesday on Gibbs Road.

Mr Walsh was found dead at the scene. 

A police spokeswoman said investigations were continuing to determine the cause of the accident.

Police confirmed Mr Walsh was reported missing on Sunday and was last seen in Theodore about 6am that day.

Dean Walsh
Dean Walsh

Mr Walsh's family and friends took to numerous Facebook community groups and noticeboards across the region in search of him.

One family member described his disappearance as "extremely unusual behaviour" and explained the community was "worried sick'.

It is unclear when exactly the crash took place with Queensland police stating it could have happened any time between December 22 and 24. 

 Queensland police confirmed Mr Walsh's next of kin had been notified and that a report was currently being prepared for the coroner.

Investigations by the Forensic Crash Unit are continuing with police appealing for anyone who may have driven along Gibbs Road between December 22 and December 24, who may have seen the crashed bronze Mazda BT 50 utility, to contact them.


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